Police hunt racist thugs after assault in Blackley

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Police are hunting three men who assaulted and racially abused a man in Manchester.

On Wednesday 4 September, the 41-year-old man was helping his brother move into his property on Victoria Avenue, Blackley.

The pair were unloading a van at about 11.50pm when the assault happened.

Three men approached from Hill Lane.

They made racist remarks to the man, before telling him, 'You need to get permission from me before your brother moves in.'

The offenders then began to rummage through the boxes and items of furniture.

One man urinated on the victim's van while the other two urinated in his garden.

One offender then started to punch the man before the other two joined in.

One offender rifled through his pockets and stole keys to his house and van as well as cash and a mobile phone.

The three men are described as white and aged around 20-years-old.

Detective Constable Louise Edwards, said: "These men are cowardly, racist thugs and I have nothing but contempt for them and their appalling behaviour.

"I hope the community will be as shocked by their behaviour as I am and I would urge anyone with information to get in touch."