Racists beat dad and son

PUBLISHED: 16:49 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:46 25 August 2010

A FATHER has been hospitalised whilst trying to save his son s friend from racist yobs.

A FATHER has been hospitalised whilst trying to save his son's friend from racist yobs.

The 39-year-old from Welling drove to New Road, Welling, at 6.30pm on Saturday, April 8, after getting a call for help from his 19-year-old son.

The teenager was walking along the road with a black male friend aged 20 and a white female friend of a similar age.

Racial abuse had been hurled at the trio from five or six white 18-year-old men in a black VW Golf.

When the father appeared on the scene, the group got out the car and used bats and a cosh to severely vandalise his car.

They then set upon him and his son leaving the father with cuts above his eye needing hospital treatment and his son with a cut to the back of his head.

The attackers, described only as wearing casual clothing, then returned to the Golf and made off towards Upper Wickham Lane.

If you have any information that could assist police, call DC Dean Grice on 020 8284 9246 or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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