A shocking video showing the moment a South Korean student was bottled by racist thugs in Brighton on Sunday night has gone viral.
The video shows the young man talking to a group of youths in North Street, near the junction with Ship Street.
Suddenly, one of them hits him with a champagne bottle and they then run away towards the Clock Tower.
His friend Minsu Jo, who posted the video, said: “His face got beaten with a champagne bottle, so one of his teeth was broken, 10 of them are shaking, and the one that was broken is prescribed to be requiring killing nerve of teeth.
“The situation started with the attacker throwing a bottle of wine behind my friend.
“My friend asked him why he has thrown the bottle him and then he answered, ‘Because you are f***ing Asian.
“After that, even though my friend tried to ignore and go back home, he kept making racial face, gestures, and saying racial words. After he got beat by the attacker, all 3 of them ran right away.”
A police spokesman said: “At about 10.30pm on Sunday (15 October), police were called by South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) following a report of an assault in North Street, Brighton.
“The victim, a 20-year-old man from Brighton, had been struck with a bottle, causing facial injuries, and was taken to hospital for treatment.
“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone who saw what happened is asked to report it online at https://sussex.police.uk/appealresponse or call 101 quoting serial 1481 of 15/10.
“Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers (www.crimestoppers-uk.org) website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”