Student stabbed in neck with smashed bottle ‘for speaking Polish’ in Telford
“The people who attacked him were at first sitting a few hundred yards away, but when they heard them talking they came up to them and swore and told them to speak English,” he said.
“They grabbed Bartosz’s drinks bottle, smashed it and stabbed him with it. He dialled 999 himself and they ran off when they saw the ambulance coming.”
Campaigners ‘spreading hope, not hate’ on Bristol billboards after spike in hate crime post-Brexit
A poster campaign promoting love and kindness has been launched in Bristol in an attempt to combat the rise in hate crime following the European Union (EU) referendum.
Featuring a range of positive images and words, the posters will start to appear throughout the city in train and bus stations and on billboards.
Nicknamed the “CAREmonger” movement, the campaign is the brainchild of graphic designer Jon Richards who was has been appalled by the spike in hate crime since the June referendum
With help from his brother, Paul, and friend Dan Dinsey, the trio from Swindon created the campaign in a bid to boost positivity and love.
Intruders broke into our flat and told us: ‘Immigrants go home now’ during post-Brexit hate crime surge
One woman said she and her family have left the capital after they were attacked in their home. Erzsebet Trautman, 49, moved from Hungary to London three years ago. But a month ago, she left her flat in Camden and returned to Budapest fearing for her safety.
Another woman, who only gave her name as Nancy, had been living on a south London estate for years with her husband and children after moving to the UK from Spain. But since June 24, the day after the Brexit vote, she has been living in fear after being cornered by three men who racially abused her.
“They started to be really aggressive,” she said. “I can’t even describe it, it’s something that you feel in your heart.”
Staff at a Polish community centre daubed with graffiti after the Brexit vote have been invited to attend the first match of the season at nearby Queens Park Rangers in a gesture of solidarity.
QPR co-chairman Tony Fernandes said: “We’re delighted to welcome supporters of all nationalities as we kick off this season, and for the chance to show our solidarity with the Polish community.
A reward of £1,000 is being offered for information after a series of “vile” racist attacks in Bristol.
Bricks were thrown at windows and racist graffiti sprayed on walls of houses on Bideford Crescent in Filwood earlier in July and again two days ago.
Police said the victims were “not UK nationals” and they were treating the incidents as racially motivated.
Insp Nigel Colston said the families had been left “absolutely terrified” and their young children “traumatised”.
Reward offered after ‘vile’ racist attack in Bristol
In the lead-up to the referendum and in the weeks following, racial and religious minorities in particular were reporting a sharp rise in hate crime incidents – including physical and verbal assaults and racist graffiti.
The release of the figures come as police hunt a woman who racially abused a taxi driver before spitting in his face.
The incident happened around 3.30am on Saturday (JUL 2) when the driver was taking a group of people he had picked up in Newcastle back to Sunderland.
As they were passing through Boldon, a female passenger became racially abusive to the driver.
He continued driving for a short time before stopping and asking the customers to get out.
The woman then spat in his face.
Love not hate! – Students take Jo Cox message to concentration camp
BARLBY High students took the “Love not Hate” message of murdered Yorkshire MP Jo Cox to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp during a four-day visit to Germany.
Head boy James Greenall laid a wreath bearing it as well as her words “there is more that unites us than divides us” in commemoration of those who died at the hands of the Nazis in the camp 35 miles north of Berlin.