An elderly man attacked a mother and daughter with a walking stick in a racist attack outside their home.

Police today released an image of a suspect they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.

The 39-year-old mother and her 15-year-old daughter were at their farm near Queensbury when they heard a man shouting threats and racial abuse outside.

The girl opened the door and was confronted by a bespectacled man with a walking stick, who continued to hurl abuse.

Her mother went outside and told the man she was going to call the police. She went back inside but the man continued to shout at the teenager.

He then grabbed her by the wrist and started to hit her with the walking stick.

The girl’s mother intervened, but the man hit her in the chest with the stick.

She shouted to a neighbour for help and the man fled down a nearby country track. The mother and daughter followed him to a field but he continued to be abusive and aggressive and wave his stick in the air. He fled from the scene as police arrived.

The victims suffered minor injuries and were badly shocked by the incident.

Police have released an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident in New House Lane, at about 7pm on Sunday, October 17.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “This was an unusual and disturbing incident and, at this stage, we believe it to have been racially motivated.

“Though the victims were not seriously injured, it was a very shocking and upsetting experience for them.

“The man we wish to speak to in connection with the incident is very distinctive and someone must know who he is. We urge anyone who has information about this man to come forward.”

The suspect is described as white, about 60 years old and was wearing glasses. He is also believed to own a white Border collie.

Any witnesses, or anyone with any information, is asked to contact PC Emily Dean on 0845 6060606, or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.