Police have identified a suspect after a young man was filmed hurling anti-Semitic slurs in a high street.

Officers are investigating a racially aggravated incident on August 4 (Sunday) where a family sitting outside Costa Coffee in St Peters Street was subjected to anti-Semitic comments.

It happened at around 2.15pm and began when a man walking past shoved the family's pram.

When the 30-year-old victim, identified by The Independent as Michael, challenged the man, the offender responded with racial abuse.

At the time, Michael was with his wife, his two children aged one and three, his brother, his sister-in-law and their baby.

A video published by the national news website shows young man calling the victim a "dirty Jew".

Police have thanked people for coming forward with information following appeals.

St Albans Safer Neighbourhood Team PC Dawn Rust said: "We are still keen to speak to witnesses who may have seen what happened. We take hate crime very seriously and will always investigate reports.

“We know hate crime has a huge impact on victims and the community and I’d urge victims to report it to police so we can take appropriate action.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information, is asked to email PC Dawn Rust on dawn.rust@herts.pnn.police.uk or contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/70651/19.

You can make reports to the police via the non-emergency number 101. You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/Report

Alternatively, you can stay anonymous by contacting the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org

To report hate crime, visit: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hertsagainsthate