A Muslim dad-of-three was knocked out by thugs before racist graffiti was daubed on his walls quoting a controversial Katie Hopkins tweet.

The 42-year-old victim, who wished to remain anonymous, was attacked from behind in his own home in Heckmondwike, Kirklees, West Yorks, while drilling a broken bathroom door handle.

Intruders struck him from behind with an unknown object on Wednesday morning which left him briefly unconscious, the Huddersfield Daily Examiner reported.