Bristol news Two arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after racially-aggravated attack MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The incident is being treated as racially aggravated by police because of the language allegedly used against the victim
Breaking News ! Police have arrested two 18-year-olds on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with a racially-aggravated attack against an NHS worker on Monks Park Avenue in Horfield. The 21-year-old was walking to the bus stop after finishing work at Southmead Hospital in Bristol at about 4.20pm on Wednesday, July 22. He was then struck down by a car and sustained serious injuries including a broken leg, nose and cheekbone. Since the attack, the victim, known as K or Kdogg, gave an interview discussing how it has left him feeling traumatised and scarred for life. Police have put a dedicated investigation team in place following the incident and they continue to carry out enquiries with the support of officers from the Major Crime Investigation Team. See the crime rates in your neighbourhood, powered by In Your Area: It has been confirmed that two men, both aged 18, were arrested this morning (August 1) on suspicion of attempted murder and are currently being held in police custody. A vehicle has been seized by police and they are awaiting results from the forensic examination.
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Superintendent Andy Bennett said: “We appreciate this incident has caused a significant amount of concern but we’d like to stress there is no intelligence or information to indicate there’s a further risk to the public. “If anyone does have any concerns or worries then I would urge them to speak to officers within their local neighbourhood policing team who will be happy to answer any questions they can. “I know the senior detective overseeing the investigation has spoken personally with the victim to provide as much reassurance as she can and a dedicated contact officer continues to update him about the progress of the investigation.
K did not see the extent of his facial injuries until he was discharged from hospital
“We also continue to work with community leaders, the local authority and SARI to provide further reassurance to the wider community.” He added: “I’d like to thank the many members of the public who have shown their support either by providing us with information or making gestures of solidarity with the victim. “Bristol is a wonderful city full of diverse communities and I continue to be heartened by its reactions to incidents such as this.”
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