Racist ‘Ket wig’ bike thugs slash man with machete in ‘unprovoked’ ambush
A person was slashed with a machete after being ambushed by masked thugs on bikes in a sickening racist assault in Liverpool city centre final night time.
The sufferer was taken to hospital with cuts to each legs after the yobs attacked him as he walked with associates in Upper Duke Street at round 10.45pm on Tuesday.
Launching a witness enchantment, detectives stated the 2 attackers had pulled as much as the sufferer on an an electrical bike earlier than racially abusing him and producing the machete.
A Merseyside Police spokesman stated: “Phrases have been exchanged and the chums have been chased.
“The sufferer was slashed by what’s believed to have been a machete. He was taken to hospital for stitches to superficial wounds to his legs. Racial abuse was additionally directed in the direction of the sufferer.”
CCTV, witness and forensic enquiries are ongoing.
The suspects are described as white, round 18-20 years previous, with Liverpool accents, wearing black with facial coverings and hoods up, and with lengthy ‘ket wig’ type haircuts. The bike is described as darkish in color.
Detective Inspector Simon Hurst stated: “This was a totally unprovoked assault which fortunately didn’t lead to extra critical accidents, however can have been a completely terrifying expertise for the sufferer and his associates, who have been merely strolling by means of city.”
He added: “We’re treating this as a hate crime, as one of many suspects was racially abusive in the direction of the sufferer. This makes the assault much more abhorrent and strengthens our resolve to search out these accountable.
“We’re finishing up in depth enquiries to search out these accountable and take away them from the streets. For those who have been round Upper Duke Street or Pilgrim Street final night time and noticed the incident itself or two males using an electrical bike within the space, come ahead.
“Likewise if you happen to have been driving close by and captured something on dashcam, examine and inform us. The actions of this car final night time might be important to find these accountable.”
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