POLICE detectives are investigating a racially aggravated attack on a man outside Keighley Railway Station.

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said the incident happened last Friday. (July 8) The victim of the assault has claimed he suffered severe bruising to his nose and head, as well as two black eyes and bruising elsewhere to his body.

The police spokesman added: "Detectives from BTP are currently investigating an incident at Keighley station where a man was assaulted by two men.

"In relation to this incident a 22-year-old man from Keighley has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault.

"He has since been bailed until Tuesday August 30, pending further enquiries.

"Anyone with any information is asked to contact British Transport Police on 0800 405040 or by text on 61016 quoting reference 9 of 09/07/2016."

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police confirmed the assault happened shortly before 10pm last Friday, close to the taxi office on the railway station forecourt.

The 32-year-old taxi driver who was attacked told the Keighley News the incident happened shortly after he pulled up in the forecourt and got out of his car.

He said the men involved called out to him, so he had approached them thinking they wanted to hire his cab.