Two Polish men attacked outside Harlow pub

Two Polish men in their 30s have been attacked in a second possible hate crime, outside a pub in Harlow.

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Council leader: 'Harlow attacks don't represent us all'

The council are continuing to reassure the community in Harlow Credit: ITV News Anglia

The leader of Harlow council says the recent spate of attacks in the town shouldn't tarnish the reputation of the majority of people living there.

It follows the attack on two Polish men outside the the William Aylmer pub over the weekend and the murder of 40 year old Arek Jozvik who was killed on 27th August.

The Council is concerned about any disorder, whatever the motivations for it. The unacceptable behaviours of a tiny minority of people are not representative of the town I know.

The perceptions these create are not the reality for the vast majority in Harlow. Harlow is a strong, open and welcoming place, and I know residents will continue to stand together and support each other. Harlow is a good place to live, work and visit for all.

We are continuing to work with the Police to support the community and to provide reassurance during these difficult times.

– Cllr Jon Clempner, Leader of Harlow Council

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Poles speak of their fears after two violent attacks

Video report by ITV News Anglia's Matthew Hudson

Polish people in Harlow have been describing their fear after two violent attacks in the town.

It comes after two senior Polish ministers were dispatched to London to meet Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to discuss the safety of Polish nationals in the UK.

40 year old Arek Jozvik was killed on 27th August and 2 other Polish men were attacked yesterday leaving one with a broken nose and the other with head injuries.

Poles in the town have been telling ITV News Anglia how they are feeling.

Police say Harlow attack victims were wearing 'Poland' t-shirts

Essex Police say they are continuing to treat attacks on two Polish men in Harlow yesterday as hate crimes because their nationality was clear from the clothing they were wearing.

Officers say the men had Poland written on the backs of their shirts but that there was nothing to suggest they were football shirts.

Investigations continue into attack on two Polish men in Harlow

Both victims were treated at Princess Alexandra Hospital and have now been discharged. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police in Harlow are continuing to investigate whether an attack on two Polish men in the town yesterday morning was another possible hate crime.

It happened outside the William Aylmer pub on Kitson Way and follows the death of Arek Jozwick from Poland who was killed on Saturday 27 August in The Stow.

Officers say they are not linking the two incidents, but have stepped up patrols in the area as a response.

Police step up patrols in Harlow following second attack on Polish men

Police say they've stepped up patrols in Harlow following a possible second hate crime attack in the town overnight.

There will be an increased number of visible policing patrols in Harlow to protect the community Credit: ITV News Anglia

Two Polish men in their 30s were assaulted by a group of four of five men outside the William Aylmer pub on Kitson Way around 3.35 this morning.

Both men were injured but have since been released from hospital.

It's follows the death of Arek Jozwick from Poland who was attacked in The Stow last weekend. Police say they're not linking the two incidents

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Two Polish men attacked in Harlow in second possible hate crime

It happened on Kitson Way in Harlow this morning. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police are appealing for witnesses after two Polish men in their 30s were assaulted in a possible hate crime in Harlow, in the early hours of this morning.

It happened outside the William Aylmer pub on Kitson Way around 3.35am.

One of the men suffered a cut to his head while the other suffered a broken nose.

Both victims were treated at Princess Alexandra Hospital and have now been discharged.

It's follows the death 40-year-old Arek Jozwik who was attacked in the town last weekend (Saturday 27 August 27).

Police say they're not linking the two attacks but are stepping up patrols in the area.

This was a vicious and horrible attack.

Although we are considering this matter as a potential hate crime, it is not being linked with the attack at The Stow last weekend.

There will be an increased number of visible policing patrols in Harlow to both reassure and protect the community.

– Supt Trevor Roe, Essex police
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