A TAXI driver suffered a tirade of racist abuse from a gang of youths who hurled something at his vehicle.

The 43-year-old man was at the Barratt Crescent parade of shops, near St Crispin's School, when he was approached by a group of six young people.

They threw an object at his car at around 6.30pm on Tuesday (June 5) and started hurling abuse at the man.

One of the boys is described as around 16-years-old, of mixed race, with protruding ears.

Another boy is described as slim and tall, of mixed race with a thin moustache, also around 16- years-old.

The other suspects are described as being aged between 12 and 16-years-old and both male and female.

Investigating officers believe this racially-aggravated incident may be linked to a string of anti-social behaviour in the surrounding area.

Police constable Helen Craven, based at Loddon Valley Police Station, said: "During this incident, a man was verbally and racially abused by a group of young people.

"We would like to hear from anyone who saw this group before or during the incident.

"It is thought the same group were on the Norreys Estate between 5.30pm and 6.45pm on the same evening and were seen throwing stones off people's driveways.

"This group could be linked to several similar incidents and we are keen to identify the individuals involved.

"If you think you can help, please call us on 101."

If you have any information relating to this case, call 101 quoting reference '43180172071', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.