Responding to the racially aggravated assault in Horfield: Bristol deputy mayor Cllr Asher Craig

28 Jul 2020

Community Safety and Licensing

Responding to the racially aggravated assault in Horfield

The Deputy Mayor has responded to the assault on Wednesday 22 July

Avon and Somerset Police has confirmed that an incident of serious assault in Monks Park Road, Horfield on Wednesday 22 July is being treated as racially aggravated.

Speaking in response to the assault, Councillor. Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor of Bristol and Cabinet Lead for Communities, Events and Equalities said: “The attack against a young man, walking home from his job where he serves the community, is appalling and sickening.

“We stand in solidarity with this citizen and condemn the abhorrent behaviour of the perpetrators. No one in Bristol, or anywhere in the world, should be subject to race hate crime and violence and we will do all we can to drive out this behaviour in our city. We appeal to anyone who witnessed the attack or knows who the perpetrators are, to contact the police and assist with their ongoing enquiries.

“Bristol is wonderful because of its diversity of people, culture and language. We are a city of sanctuary, where everyone who chooses to live here is welcome. The actions of the perpetrators go against our city values and thankfully do not represent the feelings of the majority of people in our city.”

The police are keen to hear from anyone with information which could help who has not yet come forward. If you saw a dark blue Honda Accord being driven in the area at around that time or have any CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident or the vehicle just beforehand, get in touch by calling 101 quoting reference 5220163308.