Bar Manager is unable to make it to work.
He's in hospital. Beaten up.
Returning at midnight to his home, from an evening excursion, he was set upon in the street by a gang of youth. The gang were all south pacific islanders. In between punces/kicks (etc) they screamed out that tonight they wanted to "smash up a whitey".
The bar manager made it into his houseyard, where for some reason he believed he'd be safe.
Heaven knows where he got this idea, for this is where the worst of the flogging occurred. They came into the houseyard, where they really set upon him.
The police know who the perpetrators are, and will "pick them up" later on.
This being a "race hate" crime, the perpetrators will have a raft of extra legal pain to wade through.
They will be charged with lots of extra "race hate" things. Won't they?
The Magistrate will throw the book at 'em? Surely?