Man left with head injuries after 20 youth racist attack

A Polish man has been left with head injuries after allegedly being assaulted by a group - in what police have called a racist attack in Leeds.

The 28-year-old victim was seriously injured when he was kicked and punched by a group of up to 20 youths in Alliance Street, Armley, at about 9.35pm on Friday.

Police say he and a friend had been confronted by the group and assaulted in nearby Town Street shortly before the attack. The victim ran off along Wortley Road and was pursued by the group to Alliance Street.

He received a cut to his to head that required stitches and is continuing to receive treatment in hospital. His injuries are not considered life threatening.

His attackers were described as a group of about 20 males, aged 16 to 18 wearing hooded tops.

The incident is being treated as racially aggravated due to comments made to victim and friends.

The incident took place on Alliance Street Credit: ITV News

The incident happened on the same day Theresa May expressed her "deep regret" over attacks on Polish citizens living in the UK to the Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo in a telephone conversation.

Mrs May told her counterpart "hate crime has no place in UK society".