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TWO teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an NHS worker was 'hit by a car in a race-hate attack' in Bristol.

The victim, 21, who has not been named, was walking home from his shift at Southmead Hospital when he was 'deliberately' struck by a car, it's claimed.

The young man was left with horrifying injuries after being attacked - his family shared the shocking pictures Witness Colin Tarr, 74, who ran to help the victim Two men, both aged 18, have now been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

The thugs allegedly yelled "f****** n*****" after running the innocent victim into a wall.

They then ditched the car and fled, leaving the man to fight for his life, it was alleged.

The victim was left with a broken leg, nose and cheekbone, and will need plastic surgery to his face and leg.

Witness Colin Tarr, 74, who ran to help, said the alleged attackers used masks to hide their identity.

The retired aerospace engineer claimed: "Their faces were covered with Covid-19 masks and hats pulled down.

"They seemed to be wearing them to prevent them being identified rather than for health purposes but I could see they were both white and their victim was black.

"If I hadn't reversed the car off him, he could have died, I'm sure. He was in a bad way."

The 21-year-old was rammed by a car as he walked in Bristol He was pinned between the car and this wall

Hero Colin then drove after the attackers but they managed to escape.

He said: "I went back to see how the young man was.

"He was still lying where I'd left him on the pavement covered in blood. His head, back and legs were bleeding heavily."

He alleges he heard the attackers shouting "horrible racist abuse" at the victim.

"He was clearly in a lot of pain," Colin said.

"There was an initial bang when the car hit him, then the sound of a smash as his head went through the windscreen, shattering it.

"He ended up crushed against a wall with railings and he was completely trapped by the car."

The young man said: "I have six months of recovery ahead of me, minimum.

"I have a broken leg, nose and cheekbone, will need plastic surgery to my face and leg and am walking on crutches."

The victim was left with horror injuries Two young men have now been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Police confirmed they are treating the incident as a racially aggravated assault - and today, two men have been arrested.

A spokesperson said: "A 21-year-old man sustained serious injuries including a broken leg, nose and cheekbone after being deliberately struck by a car on Monks Park Avenue, Horfield at 4.30pm on Wednesday, July 22.

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

"A dedicated investigation team was put in place following the incident and continues to carry out enquiries with the support of officers from our Major Crime Investigation Team.

"Two men, both aged 18, were subsequently arrested this morning on suspicion of attempted murder and are currently in police custody.

"The vehicle involved in the incident has been seized and we’re awaiting the results of a full forensic examination carried out on it."

Andrea Young, Chief Executive at North Bristol NHS Trust, said it was "incredibly saddened" by the harm suffered by a member of staff.

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She said: "The police believe this to have been a racially aggravated attack and we are horrified that this is something that has happened to one of our friends and colleague.

"Racism, in any form, has no place in our society and that an attack such as this can happen is shocking."

Police are asking anyone who saw a dark blue Honda Accord being driven in the area at around that time, or those with any CCTV or dashcam footage of the incident or the vehicle just beforehand, to get in touch.

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Lawyer: LA deputies need to be held accountable for tactics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer representing three teenagers who were detained at gunpoint by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies called for an investigation into the tactics and accountability for their actions on Tuesday.

Attorney Robert Brown said the teens — two 16-year-olds and an 18-year-old — were traumatized by their experience Friday. The mother of one said the teens had been threatened by a man holding a knife, but the deputies detained them instead.

“We want there to be a meaningful investigation, and we want some measure of accountability,” Brown told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “Without accountability, these things keep happening.”

Brown also clarified that two of the teens are Black and one is white, contrary to previous reports that said all three were Black.

Brown said the teens’ families are contemplating filing a lawsuit. He is currently trying to speak to people who witnessed the “life or death situation.”

“Had they made the wrong move” as the deputies pointed their weapons at them, Brown said, “this could have had a tragic outcome.”

Tammi Collins, one of the 16-year-olds’ mothers, wrote on Instagram last week that her son was sitting with friends at a bus stop in the Santa Clarita Valley when a man asked them if they had any drugs and then tried to steal their belongings. She said the man then pulled out a knife and tried to stab them.

Brown said the boys tried to keep the man at bay with their skateboards in self-defense.

Collins wrote that bystanders called police to help the teens, though she wrote that apparently one caller reported that the teens were attacking the man.

Deputy Juanita Navarro, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s department, said a caller reported that two Black men in their early 20s had struck a man with a skateboard.

In an 11-minute video Collins posted, which Brown said had been taken by a bystander, at least three deputies are seen pointing their guns at the teens — including one deputy who had a long gun. The teens obeyed the deputies’ commands to back up with their hands up and knelt on the ground to be handcuffed.

Bystanders shouted at the officers that the teens didn’t do anything and documented the incident with cellphone videos.

Navarro said Monday the teens were not arrested and had been released at the scene.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said in a social media video posted Monday that after seeing the video of the incident, he had concerns about the deputies’ tactics. He also said the matter is being investigated.

Brown said a sheriff’s lieutenant emailed him Monday after the video went viral on social media and the sheriff only commented after it received media attention.

The timing of those actions leads Brown to “question their sincerity,” he said.

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