Staff at Polish centre hit by ‘racist’ graffiti attack invited to QPR game

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.

Reward offered after ‘vile’ racist attack in Bristol

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

Hate crime incidents across North East increase following Brexit vote

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

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.

Race hate attacks on rise after Brexit vote

Race hate attacks on rise after Brexit vote

A mum has today spoken about being subjected to a tirade of racial abuse after new figures show a rise in hate crime in Lancashire.

The woman, who does not wish to be named, was subjected to taunts at her 84-year-old father’s home in the Broadgate area of Preston.

Yobs threw pork products at the pensioner’s home and when his daughter came to clean it up she was subjected to racist abuse.

The pensioner, who emigrated in the 1950s to take up work at Courthaulds factory, is disabled, partly deaf and has poor sight.

His Muslim faith means he is forbidden to touch pig flesh.

The incident comes as figures show an increase in hate crimes in Lancashire in June – when the Brexit decision was announced – compared to the same month last year.

Police data released under the Freedom of information Act shows incidents spiked by almost 70 per cent from 154 offences to 259, with racial or religious offences up 80 per cent.

The mum-of-four said: “My dad is very vulnerable. It’s been ongoing for a few weeks and I feel no-one is taking us seriously.

“It started with (things being) posted through his letterbox during Eid, and then bits of tissue thrown at his windows, but I’d say it has escalated since the referendum.

“My brother was returning from prayers and found meat on the door handle. I came out and rang the police. While we were waiting a man in a neighbouring house was shouting to a female visitor: ‘There’s sausage on their door’.”

The woman then insulted her.

Foreign students cancel trips to Sussex after spike in hate crimes

Foreign students cancel trips to Sussex after spike in hate crimes

FOREIGN tourists have cancelled trips to Sussex this summer following racist attacks in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, a council leaders has revealed.

Now it has been revealed German students were racially abused in Hastings.

Councillor Peter Chowney, leader of Hastings Borough Council, said: “This was reported on German television and led to a spate of holiday accommodation cancellations by German visitors.

“Not only are these nasty racists behaving in an illegal and despicable way, they’re damaging the local economy too.”

Seaside towns rely heavily on visiting foreign students, especially during the summer.

A recent British Council study calculated English language teaching was worth more than £1bn a year to our economy nationally.