A BABY was hit in the face by an egg in a racial assault.

A woman was crossing the road with her baby in a pushchair close to Pizza Hut when an unknown suspect allegedly threw eggs at her and the child from their car.

The nine month old baby sustained reddening to the face but was otherwise left unharmed.

The mother of the child, a woman in her 30s, was not injured.

The suspect is described as a white male.

Sergeant Paul Smith from West Mercia Police said: "This was a nasty and unprovoked assault on a mother and her baby that has left the victims understandably shaken.

"We're particularly concerned that the motivation for this is believed to be racial - there is no excuse for this type of behaviour and we will not tolerate it.

"While no arrests have been made, investigations are ongoing and we are currently reviewing CCTV footage to try to identify the vehicle involved.

"We realise this incident will cause concern amongst the community and want to reassure the public that we take reports of this nature very seriously and will continue to patrol the area."

Police are appealing for witnesses following a racially aggravated assault in Worcester.

The incident happened on September 2 at around 11.30am at the Shrub Hill Retail Park on Tallow Hill.

Anyone with any information can contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident number 289s of 2 September 2019.