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Islanders 'nearly left Jersey' due to racial abuse

Martin Aliga moved from Uganda to Jersey in 2012 and has since experienced racial abuse. Credit: ITV Channel TV

ITV News has spoken to two islanders who say they have considered leaving Jersey after experiencing verbal racial abuse.

Zaneta Dudkiewcz has lived in the island for more than four years and was left shaken after a stranger shouted at her while she was with her young son, telling her to "go back to where she came from".

Zaneta says this affected her mental and physical health.

Martin Aliga, who is a mechanics student, moved from Uganda to Jersey in 2012 and has since experienced racial abuse.

This client actually told me, do you want a banana or something like that, do you need a banana, I'm like what do you mean? He said "Go back to your...the plantations", something like that.

– Martin Aliga

Martin hopes by speaking out about his experience it will raise awareness and help others to report hate crime.

Jersey Police has launched a new ad campaign, to increase awareness and encourage more victims to come forward.

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