Race attack on hospital worker: £5,000 reward on offer for info
CCTV of the Honda Accord being driven at the junction of Southmead Road and Monks Park Avenue minutes before the incident.
Independent charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward for information after an NHS worker suffered a racially-aggravated assault in Bristol.
Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information the charity exclusively receives that leads to the conviction of the people responsible for this assault***
The victim, who is 21-years-old, was walking to a bus stop after he finished work at Southmead Hospital, when he was knocked down by a dark blue Honda Accord car and racially abused. Two men were seen running away from the car on foot after the incident.
The attack happened at 4.30pm on Wednesday 22 July in Monks Park Avenue, Horfield. The victim was left with a broken leg and serious facial injuries, requiring plastic surgery. He will need regular medical treatment.
The injured man said: "I have six months of recovery ahead of me, minimum. I have a broken leg, nose and cheekbone, will need plastic surgery to my face and leg and am walking on crutches.
"I don't want this to happen to anyone else, I want people to be aware.
"This has affected me proper - mentally as well as physically. I don't feel safe to walk outside and I can't play football, record my music, go to the gym or even sleep - I have to try to sleep sitting up.
"I really want to thank all the people who were there to help me - the people who were there when it happened, colleagues at the NHS for their love and support, the witnesses who have come forward and SARI as well as the police for their hard work.”
Karen MacDonald, Crimestoppers’ West Country Regional Manager, said: “This is a particularly nasty attack, which is being treated as an attempted murder. It should never have happened, and we are appealing to anybody with any information about it to do the right thing and to tell our charity what you know, 100% anonymously. What you tell us can make all of the difference in keeping other people safe from harm and in getting justice for the victim, who has suffered life changing injuries.
“If you were in the area of Monks Park Avenue, Horfield before the attack and saw the car used in the incident, do get in touch with us. Crimestoppers has been taking crime information for over 32 years, since our charity began. We have always kept our promise of anonymity to the millions of people who have trusted us. Every day, over a thousand people contact us.
“You can speak to us anonymously by calling our UK Contact Centre, which is open 24/7 on 0800 555 111, or you can use our simple and secure anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No matter how small you think the information you have may be, please contact us.”
* Information passed directly to police will not qualify. The reward will only qualify for information passed to Crimestoppers via the untraceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling our 0800 555 111 number.