Man hit by car in racist attack near Liverpool park

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Image caption The attack followed an argument with a group of youths in Breckside Park, Anfield

A man was hit by a car and seriously assaulted in a racist attack in Liverpool on Sunday, police said.

The 34-year-old was playing football in Breckside Park in Anfield at about 17:00 BST when he was racially abused by a group of youths during a row.

The group left before returning with a number of men, who attacked him leaving him with facial and knee injuries.

Police said the offenders left the scene in a grey Vauxhall Astra and a blue transit van.

Det Sgt James May of Merseyside Police said: "This was a very serious and unprovoked attack on a man who had just been out enjoying a game of football with friends."

He added: "We are treating this as a racially-aggravated assault and believe the victim was also hit by a vehicle before the offenders made off from the area."

Police said the victim, who has left hospital, was in a serious but not life-threatening condition.

They are appealing for witnesses to the incident on Lower Breck Road.

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