A Scots couple have been violently assaulted by a gang outside their takeaway in Fife.

Mohammed Khalid and his wife run the Caspian Fast Food outlet on Wellesley Road in Methil.

They were set upon by a group of around 15 people in the early hours of Sunday as they closed up.

Mr Khalid, 53, required hospital treatment for a serious injury to his eye and his wife suffered minor injuries as she tried to help him.

The couple claim the men involved in the attack repeatedly cited the Paris terrorist incidents, Islamic State (IS), terrorism and subjected them to racist abuse.

Their daughter Shama Khalid posted CCTV footage of the assault onto Facebook in a bid to highlight the abuse.

She said: "This is so upsetting. I hope no one has to witness anything like this ever. My poor parents. They spent all their lives trying to protect us from things like this, only to become victims themselves.

"Dad has been in hospital for over 12 hours now, the specialist is taking a look at his eye. My dad's eye is pretty messed up. It will take a while to heal."

In a later post, Ms Khalid added: "My dad was set upon by a mob of 15 young thugs as he tried to shield my mum and co-workers away [from the group] who had threatened to bash them.

"My dad was pummelled to the ground where he was repeatedly kicked, racially abused and stomped while my mum screamed at them to stop.

"This is not the first time incidents of racial hatred have occurred at the takeaway."

The video shows a group congregating outside the shop and going in, before Mr Khalid comes out and is pushed to the ground and attacked.

His wife then comes out to try and help him before police officers arrive. Emergency services were called to the scene and the group fled.

A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed that two people have been charged over the incident.

She said: "We are currently investigating a disturbance at a takeaway in Methil, which took place in the early hours of November 15.

"The incident happened at around 1am at a premises on Wellesley Road. As a result of our inquiry two men aged 35 and 17, have been charged and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

"Our investigation into this matter is ongoing as we seek to trace a number of youths who were at the scene.

"Anyone who has information that can assist with our inquiry is asked to contact police immediately on 101 or alternatively the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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