Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 13°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Newmarket: Victim of alleged racist assault left “shocked” by gang attack

10:16 06 June 2014

The victim of an alleged racist assault has called on his gang of attackers to come forward and explain why they did it.


The 20-year-old from Newmarket, who asked not to be named, suffered racist abuse and had beer poured over him after stopping in the town to help a rowdy group of men he believed were shouting for assistance.

The incident is the first time the victim has been subject to racism since moving to Suffolk with his parents from Pakistan three years ago, and the young sales adviser said the attack had left him “shocked”.

“It’s not like I’m worried, but I am worried if I see those guys again, or if they do it to someone else - I’d rather just stop it,” he said.

“Before, I thought it was like living in my home country, people were just normal. This is the first time anything has happened.

“I just want to know the reason why they did it – I don’t get them.”

The alleged attack took place at around 6.50pm on Sunday along Rowley Drive towards Exning Road.

The victim was driving his black Volkswagen Golf when he became aware of around eight men shouting. He stopped to help, wound down his window, but was initially met with verbal abuse.

Another man within the group then poured beer over his dashboard, and a third man poured beer into the victim’s eye and smashed a beer bottle over his car while making racist comments towards him.

The men then moved off in the direction of St Mary’s Square.

The group of men were aged in their late teens to early 20s, and four of them were not wearing any tops.

The main suspect is described as white and around 23 years old. He was not wearing a top and wore grey jogging bottoms.

He is described as being of strong build and around 6ft tall, his hair was shaved at the side and around 3ins on top and brown in colour.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “If you were in the area and either saw this group of men, witnessed this incident or recognise the group from the description, you are asked to contact Pc Nick Chapman at Newmarket police on 101, quoting NE/14/907, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


1 comment

  • Bless him, I don't think from the description it would matter where he came from with these chaps. Half dressed shouting people hanging about in a pack of four are generally best avoided in future.

    Report this comment

    Suffolk Boy

    Friday, June 6, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Motorists were sent on a diversion nearly 30miles (47.7km) long

We all bemoan the diversions which close the highways and byways of Suffolk when roadworks are set up.

The Orwell Bridge

There have been a number of crashes on the county’s roads this morning.

Mr Kathirithamby, the premises licence holder and director of KVS Food and Wine Ltd, in Bramford Road, was fined £803 and had his personal licence revoked after pleading guilty to selling alcohol to  children

An Ipswich man has pleaded guilty to selling alcohol to children from his shop.

Campaigners have been calling for a by-pass for decades.

Local councils are to spend £500,000 in a bid to kick-start proposals for a four villages’ by-pass – a move that could see the road opened by 2021.

The homeless in Ipswich tuck in to a hot meal at the Ipswich Winter Night Shelter. Photograph Simon Parker

The Ipswich Winter Night Shelter has launched a drive for volunteers ahead of opening its doors on December 2.

The Northgate High School team competing at a regional heat in Ford Dunton

Northgate High School pupils are preparing for a grand prix experience as they compete in the finals of the Greenpower International Kit Car competition.

Work is being stepped up at hospitals in Suffolk and north Essex to deal with “bed blocking” after new figures revealed more than 38,000 “bed days” have been lost because of the issue since 2012.

Ipswich Crown Court.

A Suffolk man who sexually assaulted two schoolgirls has been jailed for 10 and a half years.

Gold cross pendants stolen in burglary in Inglis Road, Colchester, made from the wedding rings of the victim's late parents

Detectives want to find stolen four gold cross pendants made from the wedding rings worn by the victim’s late parents.

Paul Clement, chief executive of Ipswich Central

A major conference aimed at pushing ahead with dramatic changes to Ipswich town centre is to be held at the end of this month.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages