Police hunting a gang of Asian youths who battered a Caucasian teenager and left him for dead were treating the savage beating as a ‘hate crime’ .
Trainee chef Dan Stringer, 17, was repeatedly kicked and punched by a mob of up to eight people after he fell over as they were chasing him down the street near Manchester.
The victim and his best friend Kavan Brown, also 17, were walking down Market Street, Hyde, Saturday evening when they passed by a takeaway shop.
Trainee chef Dan Stringer, 17, was repeatedly kicked and punched by a mob of up to eight people after he fell over as they were chasing him down the street
Inside were a group of Asian men and a woman, one of whom banged on the window, produced a knife and made a threatening gesture suggesting they were going to cut their throats.
The victims ignored the gang and walked on, but moments later the group spilled outside and ran after them.
They tried to flee, but Dan fell over and was attacked by the gang.
Greater Manchester Police said he was repeatedly punched and kicked as he lay on the ground, suffering two fractured eye sockets.
Dan before the attack: Police are hunting a gang of Asian youth who battered this teenager and left him for dead
He underwent surgery in hospital and is now in a stable condition.
His mother Cheryl Stringer, 44, a care home supervisor from Stockport, Greater Manchester, posted a message on Facebook: ‘Been at Manchester Eye hospital all day.
‘He has damaged his nerves behind his eye we don't know the extent of this until his swelling goes down.
‘He then needs plastic surgery on the eye socket that they broke in two places.
He also has several fractures to his cheek that needs plastic surgery and he also has a fractured skull.
‘It's going to be a long long battle for my gorgeous boy. Still can't understand why they left him in the road to die
. What b******s do this?
‘Do they not have mums who care and poor Kav who had to stand and see his best mate left for dead. Well I hope they rot in hell.’
Kavan who suffered a broken nose in the attack said: ‘I just can't understand why it happened.
‘I'd never seen any of them in my life before but they seemed to pick us out as we walked down the street.
‘They split us up and we each had five of them attacking us, it was horrific. When they ran off, I saw Daniel on the floor, he was conscious but in a really bad way.
‘I'm still in shock at what happened to me but it's even more horrendous to see your best mate in the state he's in and now we're all just praying he'll be okay.’
Before: The teenager needs plastic surgery on the eye socket that is broken in two places. He also has several fractures to his cheek and a fractured skull
Police said there were seven or eight offenders who are described as being Asian, in their late teens or early 20s.
Det Insp Dave Moores said: ‘The hospitalised victim hasn't yet been able to give us an account of what happened and what led up to this
.They are investigating the assault as a hate crime although it is not believed the gang hurled any racist abuse at the victims in the run up to the attack.
‘As a result we cannot speculate on a possible motive for this. What I can say is that one man has been left seriously injured while another is nursing less serious cuts and bruises.
‘It happened at a time of night where there are usually plenty of people milling around walking between pubs or visiting takeaways in the area.
‘A large group of up to eight offenders ran after the victims and anyone seeing it would have been under no illusions of what they were witnessing.
‘Please, if you saw the incident or what led up to it, or if you have any information that could help us, then pick up the phone.
‘I completely understand why this would cause some legitimate concern in the community, but I do not want anyone to jump to any conclusions about this.
‘This type of incident is unusual in Hyde, but that does not lessen the impact on the victims, their families and the wider community.’............................................................................................................................................................
First I want to note the irritating, obfuscating and bordering on pathological use of the term "Asian" - by British newspapers in lieu of the more accurate muslim.
Honest journalism has succumbed to dhimmitude and political correctness. I wondered - Do muslims refer to themselves as "Asian"?
So I thought I'd check a few muslim online publications to see what people they consider to be "Asian":Al Arabya News Channel - Gulf Daily News - The Voice of Bahrain - Kuwait Arab Times -Crime - The Muslim News
In reviewing the above searches you will find that the vast majority - if not 100% - use the word 'Asian' in regards to China, Japan, Malaysia, etc.
The same countries and people that we all think of when reading the word 'Asian'. So clearly muslims do not refer to themselves as 'Asian'.
Isn't it time that British newspapers stop treating their readers like a bunch of dopes?