Racist McDonalds customer
Racist McDonalds customer spat at restaurant manager (West Midlands Police)

A man racially abused and spat at the manager of a McDonalds restaurant after being told it would be a short wait for his food.

Police have now released a CCTV picture of the attacker, who was at the drive-thru of the Holyhead Road branch in West Bromwich.

The attack took place on 2 December when the man in question arrived at the restaurant in a taxi at 2.40am.

He was told it would be a short wait for his food, after which he got out of the car, prised open the drive-thru window and racially abused the McDonalds manager.

PC Adam Austin, from West Bromwich police station, said: "People should be able to feel safe at their place of work without being threatened and attacked in such a despicable way.

"The vile, racist abuse was completely unnecessary and there is no excuse for this type of behaviour.

The 43-year-old victim told how he was subjected to a "torrent" of racial abuse before being spat at.

He said the customer appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

Austin added: "I want to hear from anyone who recognises the man in this CCTV image - if you know who he is, please do the right thing and give us a call."