14/08/2014 16:51 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Toddler Left With Broken Collarbone After 'Racist Attack' At Station

Toddler left with broken collarbone after racist attack at train station

Police are hunting for a man who broke a two-year-old boy's collarbone at a railway station in what has been described as a racist attack.

The incident occurred on Sunday, when the 30-year-old mum was on a train from Walthamstow to Chingford. A man who boarded the train at the same time as her at Walthamstow Central began to abuse her for having a mixed race child.

When the woman got off the train at Highams Park, the man followed her, grabbed her by the hair and pulled her to the ground, tipping over the toddler's pushchair.

The little boy was left with a broken collarbone after the sickening attack.

Police say they are appealing for witnesses to the assault and are looking for a black man in his 40s of slim build and about 5ft 10inches tall. He was said to be wearing a beanie hat with fake plaited hair underneath.

The East London Guardian reports that the mum was unharmed in the attack, and her little boy has since been discharged from hospital.