Man battered after trying to stop racist attack on boy

A good Samaritan who stepped in to stop a racist attack outside his home was left with a broken nose and a fractured jaw.

When Clive Pyott, 50, heard noise outside his home on Stretford Road, Hulme, Cheshire, he saw two men run up to an Asian boy, punch him and then stamp on his head.

Mr Pyott, who has worked as a ministerial adviser in Oman, told the Manchester Evening News the men screamed obscenities at their victim before the brutal assault.

He said: ‘He fell on the floor and then they stamped on his face while shouting ‘speak f***ing English’.’

Mr Pyott intervened after the men stamped on their target’s head about five times and was then attacked himself.

He added: ‘I shouted “the guy’s on the floor, leave him be”. I don’t have a great recollection after that, but I think one of the men said to me “you want to be next?”

Mr Pyott, who has set up community engagement projects, said he blacked out after he was hit.

When he regained consciousness, he went back to his house covered in blood and phoned the police before he was taken to hospital in an ambulance.

Mr Pyott said the attack which happened at the end of August has caused shockwaves in the local community.

He said: ‘It’s a racially motivated attack – a hate crime.

‘I’ve done a lot to engage people and create positive lifestyles in the community.

‘People have been shocked, people who knew me and had heard about the incident were very upset and angry that this had happened.’

Nearly a month later, Mr Pyott is still recovering from being attacked and has had to have extensive surgery on his nose.

Police appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.

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