A Nelson student who joined in a gang attack which left a schoolboy with a broken nose has walked free from court.Just bullying? A case of ‘boys will be boys’?
Burnley Youth Court heard how the 16-year-old was said to have raised an empty glass bottle as if he was going to smash it in the victim’s face. The victim stood up after the assault and asked his assailants why they had done it. He was told: “Because you’re black*.”OUTRAGE! CALL LEE JASPER! ALERT DIANE ABBOTT!
The student, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted racially aggravated assault causing actual bodily harm. He was given a nine-month referral order and must pay £90 compensation.How dreadful.
Where’s the protest march? Where are the screaming ‘Guardian’ headlines?
The defendant, who is at college and hopes to become an electrician, was told by the Bench not to associate with the others involved again. The chairman added: “I don’t want to see you back here ever again.”See, we really do have a hell of a lot more to do to tackle racism, as the useless leader of our government opined just a few days ago, don’t we..?
*No. I lied.