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Hair of Sikh boy cut in racist attack

London, November 16
In a case of racial assault, a group of white youths attacked a Sikh teenager and clipped his hair in a public park in the Scottish capital of Edinburgh.

The 15-year-old, who has not been named, was attacked by four youths in Pilrig Park on Tuesday evening in what the police has described as an unprovoked and sustained assault. He was initially subjected to racist verbal abuse by the gang before being knocked to the ground.

When the teenager's turban came off, the gang cut his hair - an act considered highly offensive to the Sikh community.

"At around 7.30pm on Tuesday evening, the 15-year-old victim entered Pilrig Park via Balfour Place, Edinburgh, where he was initially subjected to verbal racial abuse by a group of four young white males who were standing near Pilrig Primary School," a police spokesman said.

"The victim for no apparent reason was, thereafter, set upon by the group, who violently punched and kicked him to the ground. The victim has clearly been terrorised by the actions of these males," he said. PTI

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