Fourth man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder of NHS worker

August 04, 2020

A fourth man has been arrested after a racially aggravated attack left an NHS worker with serious injuries.

The 21-year-old victim - who only wishes to be known as K, or his musical stage name Kdogg - was walking to a bus stop after his shift at Southmead Hospital in Bristol when he was struck by a car at about 4.30pm on 22 July.

He suffered serious injuries including a broken leg, nose and cheekbone.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed they had arrested a 23-year-old man on Monday on suspicion of attempted murder.

Over the weekend, the force also arrested two 18-year-old men and a 22-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the incident.

All four suspects have been released under investigation.

A police spokesman said: "All four were arrested in connection with an incident involving a 21-year-old man on Monks Park Avenue, Horfield on 22 July.

"The incident is being treated as a racially aggravated attack due to the racist language used by the occupants of the car."

K, a keen footballer, has been left unable to walk without crutches, only able to sleep sitting up in a chair and requiring regular hospital treatment for his injuries.

He has been left permanently scarred, with surgeons unable to remove glass and grit in his face, and doctors have said it will take at least six months before he is able to do most things.

It will take longer still for him to be back to full fitness.

His family are being supported by the charity Stand Against Racism & Inequality.

On Sunday afternoon, protesters marched on Monks Park Avenue holding placards in support of K and the Black Lives Matter movement.

They later laid the placards at the spot where K was injured, where damage could be seen to a wall that was hit by the car.

A fundraising page set up by K's friend Simeon Mccarthy has received more than £55,000 in donations.

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