Officers in Colchester are appealing for witness following an altercation in Boadicea Way, Colchester, yesterday Wednesday 22 April.
It was reported that a man in his 30s was in his van when he was approached by a man in his 40s, at around 2.30pm.
The man became racially abusive towards him, hit him in the face and broke his phone.
Police believe someone may have seen this incident take place, if you have any information can you please call Colchester Local Police team on 101 quoting the crime reference number 42/58306/20.
Information can also be given completely anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.