Woman repeatedly punched in Liverpool race attack

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Image caption The attack happened near the junction of Thirlmere Road and Ullswater Street

A woman has been repeatedly punched in the face during a racially aggravated assault in Liverpool, police have said.

The 38-year-old was walking near a children's play area in Everton at about 20:00 GMT on 11 February, when a man shouted racial abuse at her.

Another man then punched her repeatedly near to the junction of Thirlmere Road and Ullswater Street.

The woman suffered a fractured cheekbone and will need facial surgery following the "unprovoked" attack.

Appealing for witnesses, Det Sgt Jennie Keating said: "This was a particularly nasty assault on a woman who was simply going about her day-to-day business."

One man is described as slim with blonde hair and was wearing a black tracksuit. The other man had brown hair and was wearing a blue tracksuit.

Both are described as white and having Liverpool accents.

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