A MAN was repeatedly punched by a group of young people in the grounds of a school in Taunton.

Police have issued CCTV images and are appealing for witnesses to the racially aggravated assault.

The victim, who is in his 50s, retreated to his car, which was then attacked by the group, who smashed the windscreen, lights and wing mirrors.

The attack occurred at Bishop Fox's School at 9pm on Tuesday, April 9.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said: "We’d like to speak to those pictured in the images but we need the public’s help to identify them."

He added: "Due to the language used during the assault, we are treating the incident as racially aggravated."

If you can help, call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5219080152

You can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555111.