A woman was racially assaulted after being pushed to the ground when she was out with her young child at the weekend.

The 38-year-old woman was walking along a narrow path in Chiltern Hill, Chalfont St Peter, with her child at around 3.30pm on Sunday (March 4) when she became aware of a man walking behind her.

She turned slightly to let him walk by but he pushed his right elbow into her back, causing her to fall into the ground.

The man is then reported to have made racially abusive comments to the woman and threatened her.

The victim sustained pains in her left leg but did not require treatment. Police said she was left very shaken.

The attacker has been described as a man aged between 30 and 40 years old, around 6ft tall and of a large build.

He is reported to have been wearing a black winter woolly hat which had a sign or writing on the front, and was folded over at the sides and the front.

He was also believed to be wearing skinny jeans and a tight dark grey jacket with a worn fluffy hood and the zip done up, and was carrying a shopping carrier bag with some items inside.

Investigating officer PC Sarah Lansley, of Amersham police station, said: “This was an extremely distressing ordeal for the woman, who was with her young child at the time of the assault.

She has been left very shaken.

“We have now launched an investigation and I would urge anyone with information that could help our investigation to contact us.”

Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting reference 43180067639.