18/10/2017

Man Seriously Injured in Racially Motivated Attack in Middlesbrough

Police are appealing for information after a 59-year-old man was targeted in what police believe to be a racially motivated attack.

The incident happened at around 6pm on Monday 16th October. As the victim was walking through the park near to Park Road North entrance he was subjected to verbal abuse before then being attacked.

The man was punched and kicked repeatedly leaving him with serious internal injuries. He is currently receiving treatment at James Cook University Hospital and is in a ‘stable’ condition.

The three suspects are described as white males, of skinny build and around 20 years old. Two were wearing black jackets and one was wearing a blue jacket with a red band across the chest.

Detectives know that people were in the park around the time of the incident – people were walking dogs and jogging around the area.

Any members of the public who may have witnessed the attack or anyone who assisted the victim following the assault is asked to come forward.

Detective Sergeant Darren Wild, from Middlesbrough Operational Crime Team, said: “Thankfully incidents like this one are rare and to reassure people in the local area we have now increased police patrols. We would like to speak to any joggers or dog walkers who were in the area at the time of the assault and would ask anyone with information to come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Darren Wild from Middlesbrough Operational Crime Team on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.