Kurdish refugees attacked in Plymouth

Kurdish refugees attacked in Plymouth

Written by: Danny Reilly

Two Iraqi Kurds were the victims of a racist attack in an underpass in the centre of Plymouth.

The attack, by two young white men, took place at about 9.30pm on Friday 9 May. The attackers repeatedly asked ‘are you f***ing Turks?’, before assaulting one man with a skewer and the other with a belt buckle. One man received four stitches in his chin and the other suffered a black eye.

Though the refugee population in Plymouth is relatively small, the incidence of attacks on refugees is increasingly causing fear and anger.

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