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Last Updated: Monday, 11 July, 2005, 16:00 GMT 17:00 UK
Man dies in racist street attack
A 48-year-old man has died following a street attack that police have said was racially-motivated.

Five male youths, some of whom are juveniles, have been arrested following the attack in The Meadows, Nottingham.

Detectives have said they are treating the killing of the Asian man, a visitor to the city, as racially-motivated.

After collapsing unconscious on the pavement in Hope Close on Sunday afternoon, he was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre but was declared dead.

Supt Dave Colbeck, of Notts Police, said: "The reality is that it would be inappropriate to comment on the possible motive.

'Racist attack'

"It is a localised incident and we are not looking at it as anything other than an isolated incident.

"There has been an altercation, some action has been taken by this group of youths and as a result he has died from his injuries.

"From the inquiries we have made in the area, it leads us to believe we should investigate it as a racist attack."

The officer said he could not comment on the nature of the man's injuries sustained after he had visited Carol's Cabin, a corner shop, at about 1630 BST.

Officers are to maintain a high-profile presence in the area over the next few days.

They want to hear from a man in his 20s who was nearby at the time, a woman who was walking her dog and a group of children who were on bikes.




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