A THUG attacked a dad in his 20s as he walked on Queens Drive with his daughter and then shouted racial abuse at both of them.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault and verbal abuse which happened along the busy main road near Burger King around 11.20am on Monday.

Officers have been conducting extensive enquiries into the incident.

As part of their investigation, they have interviewed a 30-year-old man in connection with the crime.

Their enquiries remain ongoing.

Wiltshire Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the assault and racial abuse who may have seen or heard anything suspicious.

Anyone who can help should call 101 or, if they prefer, report information anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

A police spokesman added: "If you have been a victim of racial abuse, we would encourage you to report it by calling 101 or visit the True Vision website at www.report-it.org.uk"