Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault that took place in Sleaford overnight Saturday/Sunday).
The assault is said to have happened at about 12.50am in the early hours of Sunday morning in the car park behind the Bull and dog pub, off Southgate, Sleaford.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We were called to a report that a man had been assaulted by a large group of men outside a commercial premises on Southgate, Sleaford. The victim was taken to hospital with minor injuries.
“This is currently being investigated as a hate crime, as there were racially aggravated factors.
“If anyone saw anything, can they please call 101 quoting incident 30 of February 18.”