A BBC radio presenter broke down as she recounted the moment she was told ‘n***er go home’ in the street.
Trish Adudu was walking to her car in Coventry city centre on Wednesday when she witnessed a man racially abusing an Asian student.
In an emotional interview with BBC Midlands Today, Ms Adudu said the hate-filled man suddenly turned his attention towards her.
Watch Trish Adudu recount the racial abuse in the video below:
She told Nick Owen: ‘I was getting into my car and noticed there was some really nasty vile language coming out of an individual against what appeared to be an Asian student. It’s really derogatory, use of the P word, and shouting about haven’t you seen the vote.’
The BBC Coventry and Warwickshire presenter said she was ‘paralysed in fear’ as the man said ‘n***er go home’.
‘He just kept shouting n***er and n***er more than once. I was such in shock and there were people walking passed but they didn’t know what to do,’ she added.
Despite this being the first time she has experienced racism in the street, Ms Adudu initially decided not to report the attack to police.
She said: ‘It was people on the social network that said you must report it. And I’m so glad I did because the police have been absolutely fantastic.’
By the end of the interview, Ms Adudu is seen fighting back tears as she describes the man as ‘full of hate’ and ‘incessant with rage’.
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This follows a surge in reports of racial attacks after the EU referendum.