Man racially abused in Leominster town centre

A MAN was racially abused in Leominster town centre.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the British man of Chinese descent was verbally abused by two men as he walked along Corn Square on February 25 at 2pm.

Both men are described as being white and in their 30s.

One of the men had either a bald or closely shaved head and was around 5ft 10ins tall. He was wearing a fluorescent jacket with a grey backpack and blue trousers.

The other man was slightly taller with short, dark brown hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top and dark coloured trousers.

PC Jim Phillips, of West Mercia Police, said: "While I appreciate this incident happened a little while ago, we take hate crime extremely seriously and as such, it’s important that we do all we can to help the victim and catch the offenders.

“We are particularly keen to hear from a woman who offered the victim some support following the incident. I would urge her to get in touch as she could be a vital witness to this crime and help us to identify those responsible for it."

Anyone with information can call 0300 333 3000 quoting reference 195S 280213.

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11:59am Tue 12 Mar 13

Ubique5740 says...

Sounds weird or incorrect to say "British Man of Chinese descent" is that taking things a bit to far ? I know that is how the Police reported and circulated it so don't blame this wonderful paper.
Before I am classed as a racist, if similar happens to me will they say British man of Hong Kong descent- I don't think so. ( I was born in HK with Chinese mother and British father who was in the Forces )
Sounds weird or incorrect to say "British Man of Chinese descent" is that taking things a bit to far ? I know that is how the Police reported and circulated it so don't blame this wonderful paper. Before I am classed as a racist, if similar happens to me will they say British man of Hong Kong descent- I don't think so. ( I was born in HK with Chinese mother and British father who was in the Forces ) Ubique5740
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4:29pm Tue 12 Mar 13

mizza21 says...

Perhaps both his parents were Chinese?
In which case, if he was born in the UK, he is a British man, descending from Chinese folks.

In the States he would be an Asian-American.

British man of Chinese Descent seems to cover it nicely.

I know what you mean though because we don't always say British man of Indian descent, or British man of Caribbean Descent.

Where does celebrating our differences end and racism begin?
Probably with judgement.
Perhaps both his parents were Chinese? In which case, if he was born in the UK, he is a British man, descending from Chinese folks. In the States he would be an Asian-American. British man of Chinese Descent seems to cover it nicely. I know what you mean though because we don't always say British man of Indian descent, or British man of Caribbean Descent. Where does celebrating our differences end and racism begin? Probably with judgement. mizza21
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9:45pm Tue 12 Mar 13

Biomech says...

Oooopp! A white man insults a non-white man, it MUST be racist!
Oooopp! A white man insults a non-white man, it MUST be racist! Biomech
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11:28pm Tue 12 Mar 13

SchizTroll says...

Suprise suprise. Our bnp mole crawls out from his hole to make out the police have got a downer on white people. What trash you talk drain brain. Entertain us and yer mates, take a run and jump.
Suprise suprise. Our bnp mole crawls out from his hole to make out the police have got a downer on white people. What trash you talk drain brain. Entertain us and yer mates, take a run and jump. SchizTroll
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9:42am Wed 13 Mar 13

mizza21 says...

Biomech, they do say verbally abused and the item is concerning racial abuse.

I don't thnk they'd call it racial abuse if there were not an element of the abuse based on the man's extraction.
I doubt they were celebrating their differences.

Racism is rather a poor show and belies a lack of civilisation on the part of the abuser.

(Please don't feed the troll btw, it'll go away if you don't feed it)
Biomech, they do say verbally abused and the item is concerning racial abuse. I don't thnk they'd call it racial abuse if there were not an element of the abuse based on the man's extraction. I doubt they were celebrating their differences. Racism is rather a poor show and belies a lack of civilisation on the part of the abuser. (Please don't feed the troll btw, it'll go away if you don't feed it) mizza21
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12:39pm Wed 13 Mar 13

Biomech says...

What troll? Is schiztroll still here? lol I blocked her comments ages ago.
What troll? Is schiztroll still here? lol I blocked her comments ages ago. Biomech
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6:40pm Wed 13 Mar 13

SchizTroll says...

Ooh I'm so offended bnpboy is deffing me out. Sob. Two things. 1 this ain't fb so you can't"block" people. 2 you think I'm interested in his opinions? My comments are for normal people to balance up the spiteful c**p that BNP troll spouts. And no mizza this one ain't going anywhere. Don't need any of your food ta - I take my health seriously. So expect plenty more opposition to far right racist stirring whether from the wall jumping neo Nazi or anyone else.
Ooh I'm so offended bnpboy is deffing me out. Sob. Two things. 1 this ain't fb so you can't"block" people. 2 you think I'm interested in his opinions? My comments are for normal people to balance up the spiteful c**p that BNP troll spouts. And no mizza this one ain't going anywhere. Don't need any of your food ta - I take my health seriously. So expect plenty more opposition to far right racist stirring whether from the wall jumping neo Nazi or anyone else. SchizTroll
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