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  • arrow_drop_down Peterborough, 06 March 2017 - Physical assault, Verbal abuse / insults

    A man who racially abused staff at Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough has been jailed for more than a year.

    Mohammed Ali, 34, verbally abused cleaning staff at about 6.30pm on 6 March, before urinating on the security shutters of John Lewis.

    Source: http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2017-07-17/man-jailed-for-racist-incident-at-peterborough-shopping-centre/.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    When security staff approached Ali to confront him about his behaviour he was again racially abusive. He was escorted out of the shopping centre where he spat on one of the members of staff and continued to be abusive. When staff attempted to restrain him he produced a knife from a bag he was carrying and stabbed one of the men in the arm causing minor injuries.

    Officers attended the scene and Ali, of the High Street, Peterborough, was arrested. He was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence, possession of a bladed article in a public place and assault causing actual bodily harm.

  • arrow_drop_down Bromley, 31 May 2017 - Physical assault, Verbal abuse / insults

    Police are hunting for a group of teenagers after a racist attack on a woman with learning difficulties in a Bromley rail station.

    The woman in her 30s was in McDonald's on Bromley High Street on May 31 when a teenage girl and a young boy riding on a scooter laughed at her through the door.

    The woman then headed to Bromley North station at around 7.20pm where a gang of three girls joined the original pair.

    The group started hurling racist abuse at the woman and then one of them poured a drink over the victim.

    Source: http://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/15411900.A_woman_with_learning_disabilities_has_been_racially_abused_and_attacked_in_Bromley/.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    Police were called to the scene.

  • arrow_drop_down Basildon, 22 June 2017 - Verbal abuse / insults

    A 13-year-old girl was grabbed and subjected to racial verbal abuse in what police are treating as a hate crime.

    Officers investigating the racially-aggravated assault in Basildon, Essex, have released an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to.

    Essex Police said the teenager had just got off a bus in Ghyllgrove at about 4.50pm on Thursday June 22 when she was approached by a man.

    Police said he grabbed her and subjected her to racial verbal abuse, but she managed to get away and run home.

    The girl was left shaken but unhurt, and officers are treating it as a hate crime.

    Source: https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2017/07/15/thirteen-year-old-racially-abused-in-essex-hate-crime/#Wd8ug0pdaelhdk7M.99.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    Not specified.

  • arrow_drop_down Manchester, 16 July 2017 - Damage to property / vandalism

    A mosque in Manchester has been gutted by fire after the third suspected arson attack in three years.

    Detectives have launched an investigation into the suspicious blaze that tore through the Nasfat Islamic Centre, in north-east Manchester, at 11.40pm on Sunday.

    Thirty firefighters were called to tackle the fire, the third to hit the building since 2014, according to a mosque spokesman.

    Monsurat Adebanjo-Aremu, the mosque secretary, said it had previously been targeted by vandals who threw two pigs’ heads inside and urinated outside the building in the past year.

    The suspected arson attack is expected to be treated as a possible hate crime by Greater Manchester police, which says it is taking a zero-tolerance approach following a huge spike in Islamophobic incidents since the Manchester Arena attack.

    Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jul/17/manchester-mosque-left-gutted-after-suspected-arson-attack.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    Not specified.

  • arrow_drop_down Ryde, 10 July 2017 - Physical assault, Verbal abuse / insults

    POLICE have confirmed they are investigating an angry and violent confrontation in Ryde High Street - after footage posted online was viewed more than 300,000 times.

    In the clip, posted yesterday, a couple are seen arguing with a younger man, who accuses an older man of racist abuse.

    A woman, gets off her mobility scooter and pursues another man - while she is walking with a crutch.

    He recorded the incident on his phone and posted it on Facebook.

    In a foul-mouthed tirade she accuses him of assaulting her before climbing back into her mobility scooter, scattering High Street shoppers.

    Source: http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/ryde-high-street-confrontation-investigated-by-isle-of-wight-police-315754.aspx.

    Did anyone speak up or offer support?

    A friend started filming the incident on his phone.

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