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Man threatened at knifepoint during robbery in Batley

A man has been threatened at knifepoint during a robbery in Batley.

Editorial image Credit: Press Association

The victim was walking past the car park entrance at The George Inn public house on Healey Lane when he was approached by an armed man who demanded money.

It happened on Monday July 31 at around 1.20pm.

The suspect is described as Asian, in his early 20s, with short hair and stubble on his face. He was wearing a dark blue Adidas jogging bottoms and top.

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Victim of racist attack says more needs to be done to tackle hatred

A week after the attack on the Finsbury Park Mosque in London, in which a man died, there's worrying evidence of a rise in Islamophobia in our region.

One man has spoken out after he was the victim of a horrifying racist attack in his own home.

Jamil Azam was among those who gathered in Batley this weekend to pay their respects to those caught up in the London attack. He says everyday Islamophobia is not taken seriously enough, and that more needs to be done to tackle hatred against Muslims. Hannah Miller reports.

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