A FATHER out with his baby son was left battered and bruised after he was attacked in broad daylight by racist thugs.
A FATHER out with his baby son was left battered and bruised after he was attacked in broad daylight by racist thugs.Two men got out of their car and punched the 25-year-old dad around the head after he told them off for revving their engine and beeping their horn as he crossed a road at traffic lights.
The thugs, who were of Asian appearance and shouted "white scum" at the dad, carried out the vicious assault despite the fact their victim was pushing a pram carrying his six-month-old son.
The dad, who has asked for his identity to be withheld for fear of reprisals, lives close to the scene of the assault in Eastfield Road, and said he was now nervous about going out.
He said: "I was on my way to meet my partner in town to drop off my son and then I was going on to a job interview.
"I was crossing at the traffic lights and these blokes in a car started beeping at me so I had words with them.
"The next thing I know they had stopped the car and were running across the road towards me, shouting stuff like "white scum" at me.
Then they clobbered me a couple of times.
"At the time, I was more worried about my son than anything."
The man's 19-year-old partner said the attack had left him with a huge swelling on his head and a splitting headache.
She said: "It wasn't until he sat down when he met me that it actually hit him what had just happened and the danger the baby had been in.
She appealed for any witnesses to come forward, particularly a driver who remembered part of the attacker's car registration plate number but left the scene without giving any contact details.
A spokeswoman for Peterborough police said the incident, which took place on Tuesday at noon, was being investigated.
> Anyone with information about the incident can call Peterborough police on 0845 456 4564.