Racists attack Zimbabwean in Scotland

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GLASGOW – A man suffered serious injuries in a racially-motivated assault in Edinburgh, police said.

The 38-year-old, originally from Zimbabwe, was driving on Granton Road around 5.10pm on Friday when a gang of men in another vehicle began shouting racist remarks towards him.

Both vehicles then carried on into Cargil Terrace where they stopped and the man was physically assaulted.

An ambulance was called, and the man has since been treated for suffered a serious facial injury.

The suspects are all described as being white, in their late teens to mid twenties and wearing jeans and casual clothing.

Detective Sergeant Mike Leask said: “The victim was first subjected to verbal abuse before being attacked and sustaining serious facial injuries.

“I would like to thank the witnesses that have assisted police with our enquiries and would urge any additional members of the public who witnessed the assault to contact police immediately and help us trace those responsible.

“In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also asked to get in touch.” –  STV