Police probe alleged racist attack by trio in city centre

An alleged racist attack involving a knife in Aberdeen is being investigated by police.

Two Asian men were assaulted, racially abused and threatened with a knife in George Street, between the junctions with John Street and Maberly Street, on Friday night.

The three attackers, all thought to be in their teens, stole two bicycles belonging to the men, before making off in the direction of the Bon Accord shopping centre.

The men were left with bruises and swelling but did not require hospital treatment.

Police urge anyone with information on the robbery, which occurred between 11pm and midnight, to come forward.

Investigating officer Constable Christopher Park said that “every effort” is being made to trace those responsible.

He said: “This type of antisocial behaviour, coupled with the alleged use of a bladed weapon and the victims being racially abused, is totally unacceptable.”

Councillor Barney Crockett, former chairman of Grampian Racial Equality Council, said that crimes of this type have an impact on the whole of the north-east.

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