AN ATTACKER who hurled vile racist abuse at a man before assaulting him is being hunted by police.
The 20-year-old victim was set upon after being approached outside Pizza Mania in Queen Street, Portsea.
The attacker and a group of people followed the victim and his friend, a 22-year-old man, into the nearby Spar shop and continued the assault.
Passers-by broke up the incident at about 6.20pm on Thursday. Both men, from Bahrain, were later treated at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham for facial injuries.
The main offender is white, aged between 20 and 25 and 6ft tall with wavy blond hair.
He wore a white tuxedo jacket, a white shirt and black trousers.
The other members of the group were dressed smartly and police believe they may have attended a wedding or event nearby.
Call police on 101.