Sadly, we have received another report of a violent assault against an Afghan taxi driver in Rotherham.
We were notified just within the last hour of this assault on a 28 year old taxi driver in the Swinton area of Rotherham, which took place today on Tuesday the 14th of June 2016. The attack took place in the early hours of the morning at 12:40 am and the victim was racially abused, and attacked for what he says, “was being a Muslim”.
The perpetrators, whilst assaulting him also allegedly said, “when you come to our country, do what we say.”
The assault took place in the vehicle of the taxi driver and he was found unconscious on the road. He was assisted by the local community who called the police.
His injuries are not life threatening though he suffered both head and body injuries. Police have also arrested 2 people, a 50 year old and a 25 year old in relation to the incident.
Rotherham continues to be a flashpoint for anti-Muslim incidents and Tell MAMA will be working with South Yorkshire Police to ensure that where possible, we can highlight the need for local communities to report in such hate incidents.