Man knifed in racist attack at Southport takeaway

A TAKEAWAY owner was stabbed in an alleged racist attack in Southport.

The 30-year-old owner of Bluto’s eaterie on Shakespeare Street, known locally as Rio, was taken to Southport Hospital.

He was stabbed in the leg at around 5pm on Thursday.

The attacker had allegedly shouted racist abuse at the victim and threatened his girlfriend with a metal pole near the Promenade earlier that day.

Kirsty Nolan, 19, the victim’s girlfriend, said: “He got a metal pole out and tried to hit me with it.”

The man, who is described as being in his twenties, visited the takeaway later that day with another man.

It is alleged he started waving a knife around and the other man smashed a chair against the counter.

The owner, who is originally from Jordan, managed to chase them out of the shop but was stabbed in the leg.

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