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Arek Jozwik

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crossroads3 Wed 31-Aug-16 08:34:46

Can anyone confirm whether or not they saw anything about his murder on the television news on any channel last night? Front page of The Guardian and The Sun today, on the BBC website, but this is not good enough IMO.

Murdered by a band of teenagers apparently because they heard him speaking Polish.

www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/harlow-murder-polish-man-killed-by-mob-in-hate-attack-named-locally-as-arek-jozwik-a3332896.html

GettinTrimmer Wed 31-Aug-16 09:16:03

I've read an news article on my facebook feed, that's all I've seen, nothing on TV sad

Helmetbymidnight Wed 31-Aug-16 11:18:49

It was on radio four this morning.

Terrible news.

SwedishEdith Wed 31-Aug-16 11:23:24

And yet the Sun were/are happy to stir up the racists.

Corcory Wed 31-Aug-16 11:48:49

It was on T.V. this morning. Dreadful thing to happen. Horrible horrible thing to do. Load of thugs. As for the Sun!! at least it wasn't this morning's head line that was back in March I think.

TheElementsSong Mon 12-Sep-16 21:34:44

And more consequences sad (or not, depending on your point of view):

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/polish-man-attack-leeds-beaten-up-racially-aggravated-gang-20-teenagers-armley-a7238251.html

ManonLescaut Tue 13-Sep-16 13:12:31

I've read that the increase in racist incidents following Brexit is still higher than a year ago. Police want to stop collating weekly figures as the increase has levelled off.

AntiqueSinger Wed 14-Sep-16 14:37:26

Has anyone seen this onesad
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/sep/13/pregnant-woman-loses-baby-kicked-racist-attack-milton-keynes

Woman lost her baby after being deliberately kicked in the stomach in a racially aggravated attack.

AntiqueSinger Wed 14-Sep-16 14:38:54

Yet I'm not hearing these stories on mainstream news. As for the Sun. I have no respect for anybody who reads that xenophobic racist trash rag.

Helmetbymidnight Wed 14-Sep-16 14:58:30

The story of the racist attack on the pregnant woman was on the BBC website at one point, and in The Times today.

In Harlow, there was another racist attack on Poles last week, it received minimal coverage.

TheElementsSong Mon 19-Sep-16 09:38:21

www.theguardian.com/society/2016/sep/19/embassies-alleged-hate-crimes-since-brexit-vote?CMP=twt_gu

prh47bridge Sun 17-Sep-17 22:22:44

Arek Jozwik's killer was sentenced this week. He got 3.5 years in a young offenders institute having been convicted of manslaughter. Contrary to the OP, Jozwik was not murdered by a band of teenagers because they heard him speaking Polish. It seems that Jozwik and a friend got into an argument with a 15-year old boy and his friends. The 15-year old threw a punch. Jozwik fell back and hit his head on the pavement. He died of his injuries a couple of days later. There is no evidence that this was a hate crime or a racial crime. It was an accidental killing.

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