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 email@example.com, quoting reference CR\/021843\/16.