Homeless failed asylum seekers continue to be victims of atrocities

Evidence of unprovoked attack surfaces

02 March 2011: Homeless failed asylum seekers continue to be the victims of atrocities.


Evidence of an unprovoked attack on one such homeless asylum seeker has surfaced with a Court being shown an awful CCTV footage capturing three men approaching and then attacking the failed asylum seeker.

The attack lasted around a minute, while the victim was in Broadwalk Park, outside St Paul’s Church in Salford, on Saturday, July 31, last year.

Sleeping on a park bench, he was repeatedly punched, kicked and stamped. The three have now been locked up for a vicious and unprovoked attack after an all-night booze and drug spree.

One of them, a 20-year-old kneed him in the face.

Manchester’s Minshull Street Crown Court ruled the attack was not racially-motivated. All three pleaded guilty to violent disorder at an earlier hearing.

Recorder Peter Cowan said for what he was subjected to, one minute would seem like a very long time indeed. This was a vicious, unprovoked attack by three fit, strong young men against one person. An attack, which was unrestricted in its ferocity in terms of violence.

The court heard that all three defendants, having previous criminal records, came from poor, unstable backgrounds and had problems with drink and drugs.

One of them was detained in a young offenders’ institution for 20 months for the attack. He will serve year-long consecutive sentence, after admitting an attempted robbery on another occasion. Another was detained in a young offenders’ institution for 20 months. The third was jailed for 20 months.


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