The incident occurred in St James Place on Wednesday afternoon.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Ilfracombe on Wednesday.

A civil enforcement officer received racially abusive comments and was pushed against a wall after issuing a parking ticket.

The incident occurred at around 12.30pm in St James Place.

The victim was left shaken and distressed by the incident.

The suspects were in a Ford Transit van that was parked on double yellow lines.

One is a six foot two inch tall man of average build, thought to be in his mid to late thirties.

He had short dark hair and was wearing a work-style body warmer.

The other suspect is a man in aged in his late twenties.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or email, quoting reference CR/021843/16.