Police have arrested a third man on suspicion of attempted murder after an NHS worker suffered serious injuries in a racially aggravated attack.
The 21-year-old victim, who wishes only to be referred to as K or Kdogg, was walking to a bus stop after finishing work at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital at about 4.30pm on July 22.
He was struck by a car and suffered serious injuries including a broken leg, nose and cheekbone.
On Saturday morning, two 18-year-old men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the incident.
The following day, a 22-year-old man was also arrested. All three have since been released under investigation.
Superintendent Andy Bennett, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: “The dedicated team investigating this incident are committed to carrying out a thorough investigation and I hope this third arrest provides further reassurance to the victim and the wider community about how seriously we’re treating this incident.”
The force said the attack is being treated as racially aggravated due to the racist language used by the occupants of the car that struck the 21-year-old hospital worker and musician.
K – whose stage name is Kdogg – 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.
His family are being supported by the charity Stand Against Racism & Inequality (Sari).
They later laid the banners at the spot where K was injured, where damage could be seen to a wall that was hit by the car.