A mother and her 9-month-old baby were left shaken after racist hurled eggs at them during a "racially aggravated" assault, police said.

According to the UK authorities, the child's mother was crossing a road in Worcester when the suspect, believed to be a white male, pelted them with eggs, West Mercia Police said. 

"This was a nasty and unprovoked assault on a mother and her baby that has left the victims understandably shaken," said Sergeant Paul Smith, from West Mercia Police. "We're particularly concerned that the motivation for this is believed to be racial - there is no excuse for this type of behaviour and we will not tolerate it."

The child's mother was not injured, but the infant was hit in the face by an egg and suffered reddening to the face.

The police are now hunting for their attacker, although no arrests have been made yet:

"We realise this incident will cause concern amongst the community and want to reassure the public that we take reports of this nature very seriously and will continue to patrol the area," he said. "I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident to please get in touch."

Police are reviewing CCTV footage to try to identify the vehicle involved. They are asking for anybody who has any information on the attack or attacker to come forward.

Over the past two years, hate crimes in the UK have been on the rise thanks to the Brexit fiasco.