Incident Summary:

07/22/2020: Assailants in a Honda Accord deliberately struck Katungua Tjitendero along Monks Park Avenue in Horfield, Bristol, England, United Kingdom. Tjitendero suffered a broken leg and a broken nose and cheekbone that required reconstructive surgery. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however, witnesses stated that the assailants shouted racial slurs at the victim before striking him with the vehicle.



United Kingdom

Western Europe

region/u.s. state:



Location Details:
The incident occurred along Monks Park Avenue in Horfield neighborhood.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Unarmed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Civilian: Katungua Tjitendero
Nationality of Target United Kingdom
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Weapon Details
A dark blue Honda Accord was used in the attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 4
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Bristol NHS worker speaks after racially aggravated hit and run," The Guardian, July 29, 2020.
"WITNESS APPEAL: Racist car attack on Southmead NHS worker six months on," Gazette Series, January 22, 2021.
"Namibian victim of racial attack in UK," The Namibian, September 1, 2020.