Racist gang shave off Sikh teenager’s hair November 16, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in attack, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, gang, Racism, Racist, White, Whites.
LONDON (Reuters) – A gang of youths cut the hair of a teenage Sikh boy during a racist attack in Edinburgh, police said on Wednesday.
The 15-year-old boy was walking through a park on Tuesday evening when four white youths subjected him to a tirade of racial abuse, Lothian and Borders police said.
They then attacked him, punching and kicking him to the ground, loosening a bandana he was wearing around his head.
The youths then cut his hair before running away.
Sikh men do not cut their hair, for religious reasons.
“This was an extremely distressing attack on a young member of our community, who has been left traumatised by this incident,” a police spokesman said.
Police forces across the country say there has been an increase in attacks on ethnic minorities since last year’s suicide bomb attacks in London carried out by four British Islamists.
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C.a.r.d Source: Reuters