Racist thug abuses dad and children outside Bishop's Stortford primary school blaming them for coronavirus
A father and his two young children were subjected to a torrent of racist abuse in the street by a man who appeared to blame him for the coronavirus pandemic.
The dad was jogging and his children, aged seven and five, were on their scooters when the incident happened outside Thorn Grove Primary School in Bishop's Stortford at 5.45pm on Monday.
The thug, who appeared to be drunk and/or high on drugs, launched into a foul-mouthed attack, accusing the father, who is of Chinese heritage, of starting the coronavirus.
The victim said in a Facebook post his children were "very scared". He added: “I hope we can help him and get him to understand that just because I’m of Chinese ethnicity does not mean I caused Covid-19 – never even been to China!”
Police are investigating the incident. A spokeswoman said: “We take all reports of this nature seriously and enquiries are under way.”
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