A woman was racially abused as she walked through North Shields town centre.
The 19-year-old victim was verbally abused as she walked near the Post Office, in Nile Street, on Tuesday, December 22.
The incident is believed to have happened at 5pm where a man approached the woman and shouted at the woman in an unprovoked attack.
Police are now appealing for help from the public.
The abuser is described as a white man, 6ft tall and of a broad build. He was wearing a navy blue jacket zipped up and dark pants.
Anyone with information to help is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 0871 22/12/15.