Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a racially aggravated assault in Horfield.
Twenty-one-year-old Southmead Hospital worker K, also known as K-Dogg, sustained serious injuries including a broken leg, nose and cheekbone after being deliberately struck by a car on Monks Park Avenue at 4.30pm on Wednesday, July 22.
The incident is being treated as a racially-aggravated attack due to the racist language used by the occupants of the car.
Witnesses said a dark blue Honda Accord was deliberately driven at K, who was due to perform at this year’s St Paul’s Carnival, before two men shouted racial abuse at him.
Two 18-year-old men were arrested on Saturday morning with the vehicle involved in the incident seized and a full forensic examination carried out.
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.”
He added: “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.
“We also continue to work with community leaders, the local authority and SARI to provide further reassurance to the wider community.”
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