THE police has confirmed that the man who allegedly attacked a Barnsley soldier is a white male.
They also said the attack is not believed to be racially or religiously motivated, after much speculation.
At 12.05am on June 30, police received reports that a 25-year-old man had been assaulted on Mottram Street in Barnsley.
Officers understand that the 25-year-old is a serving member of the armed forces, however the assault is believed to be unrelated to his occupation.
A local man was arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been released while enquiries continue.