Race attack on hospital worker: £5k reward on offer for info
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.
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 the charity's 0800 555 111 number.