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Police appeal over racist attack in Leicester

Police are appealing for witnesses Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/PA Images

Police are appealing for witnesses after an Asian man was assaulted and racially abused outside a Leicester bus station.

The incident happened at around 6pm on Sunday 16 August in Gravel Street when the 39-year old victim was waiting for a bus with his wife and two children.

A man sat down near the family and then began shouting racist abuse at the victim. As the victim got up from his seat, the man approached the victim before punching him several times in the chest.

The victim left the scene and later attended hospital for treatment for a fractured rib.

The victim’s family were left extremely upset at witnessing this attack on their husband and father and we are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the assault or the moments leading up to it to please contact us."

– PC Lara Gerrard, the investigating officer

The suspect is described as white, aged between 20 and 30-years-old, between 5ft 9in and 5ft 11in tall and of large build. He had short fair hair and facial stubble.

Anyone with information should get in touch with police.

Rise in anti-Muslim hate crimes online

Police met with the community after racist graffiti was daubed on a Redditch mosque Credit: ITV News Central

Three quarters of anti-Muslim hate crime is happening online, according to a report. Anti-Muslism attacks are said to have quadrupled since the death of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich, in May.

Last week, racist graffiti was left on a mosque in Redditch.


14-year-old boy racially abused in Leicester

Two men Leicestershire Police wants to speak to regarding a racial attack Credit: Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police have issued CCTV images of two men they want to speak to following racial abuse to a 14-year-old boy.

The incident happened at around 3:20pm on January 23, 2013 at a fast food restaurant on Narborough Road near to the junction with Barclay Street.

The 14-year-old victim was sitting eating some food with a friend when he was approached by two men who made racist comments to him before leaving the store.

PC Rob Mitchell, who is investigating the incident, said: “We would like to speak to these two men in the images.

"Anybody with information is being asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers."


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