Racially motivated attack on Muslim man in Heckmondwike

A Muslim man was attacked by a gang of white youths on his way to a Kirklees mosque. Now police are appealing for witnesses to the racially motivated attack on the 51-year old man.

It happened on Thursday, August 12, at around 6:45pm, as the man was walking down an alleyway on Goose Hill, in Heckmondwike. He was approached by a group of between six and ten young white men all in their mid to late teens, who shouted racial abuse at the man who was then punched in the face by one of the youths before they all ran away towards High Street.

Huddersfield Examiner, 18 August 2010