A DRINKER racially abused a taxi driver before beating him and running off without paying.
The taxi driver collected the customer at the Pear Tree pub, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield, at around 12.30am on May 26.
During the journey the suspect made racist remarks before assaulting the driver when he stopped next to Leeds Road Playing Fields.
The attacker ran off without paying the fare, leaving the victim with a grazed jaw.
The suspect is described as a 5ft 8in stocky white male, aged approximately 35 with medium length brown wavy or curly hair. He was wearing a green T-shirt.
Anyone with information is advised to call PC 2707 Khalid Sadiq of Huddersfield South NPT on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111.