The man was asking the passenger: ‘Are you a student who is going to f**k off back home when you’re done?’
And then started telling him that he voted Brexit and had lived in York ‘all my life’.
The number of homophobic attacks more than doubled in the three months after the Brexit vote, with toxicity fostered by the EU referendum debate spreading beyond race and religion, new figures suggest.
“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.”
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.
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.”
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”.