A POLISH man whose face was left shattered and bruised after an attack in Worksop is fearful of leaving his home.
Krysztof Tomasz’s was walking along Gateford Road in the town last Saturday when he was punched in the face.
The unsuspecting 28-year-old said he was delivering leaflets to houses in the area at around 5pm when two men came towards him and one of them hit him.
His left eye socket suffered multiple fractures and he is to undergo surgery to have a metal plate fitted.
“I will not even leave my home anymore, I’m so scared,” said the Newcastle Avenue resident.
A 12-year-old boy also suffered a broken nose and police believe the two incidents could be related. A spokesman said the force were investigating the possibility these attacks were racially motivated.
In the last year, Notts Police have recorded four racially-motivated incidents in Worksop.
“I’ve had trouble before and maybe it’s discrimination, I don’t know for sure,” said Mr Tomasz. “I think sometimes there is friction, it is disappointing.”
Victoria Hopkinson, a friend of Mr Tomasz, phoned the police Saturday evening: “I’m upset that someone can just behave in that way in Worksop. What if it had happened to my son, the thought is terrifying.”
Gateford Road shopkeeper Sam Aziz has called for police to fit a CCTV camera on the street to try and prevent incidents like this from occurring.
He said: “We report to the police, if they had a camera they could do something about it.”
Notts Police believe a white man in a dark jacket approached Mr Tomasz and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.
Call 0300 300 9999 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.