Two charged after Asian man assaulted in Lincoln health centre

Lincolnshire Police have charged two men with an assault inside a Lincoln health practice which saw an Asian man attacked in front of his family.

As previously reported, a man in his 30s was assaulted inside the lift and on the ground floor of the Newland Health Centre on Friday, January 22.

Police have treated the incident as a hate crime as they “believe that the victim was targeted because of his appearance”.

Gareth Williams, 47, of St Rumbold Street in Lincoln, has been charged with racially aggravated assault and assault.

He has also been charged with using threatening or abusive words or behaviour in relation to a separate incident at the Co-op store on Boultham Park Road on December 18.

Drew Fraser, 20, also of St Rumbold Street in Lincoln, has been charged with assault in relation to the health practice incident.

Both men have been bailed to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, April 14.