A four-year-old girl was attacked by a group of 20 men, one of whom rubbed fake poo on her face. The event took place outside the Royal Exchange in Corn market, Cornmarket, Worcester, at around 4pm on July 19.
The unidentified girl was been said to have been walking through town, with her grandmother and mother, when a group of 20 men attacked her and began rubbing fake poo in her face. Additionally it has been reported that they tried to rub poo on the mothers face as well. The child’s uncle Tayyib Nawaz said that his niece is now “too scared to go back to Worcester city center.”
“My mum, my sister with her 18-month-old son in a pushchair and her daughter, aged four, were walking through town and some ‘man’ thought it would be cool to try and rub fake poop in my niece’s face,” said Nawaz. “Then he tried to do the same to my mum too, which received a load of cheers. Now my niece is too frightened to even go back into town. Nobody intervened. Absolutely disgusting.”
Onlooker Terry Clarke said he evicted the men once he realised what had happened. “I had a couple of women come in and tell me what had happened, they had tried to rub the poo in an Asian woman’s face,” he said.
“That was the last straw. I went over there and told them they needed to leave, and the guy started giving me a mouthful – but I said enough’s enough.” The mother of the girl believes they were attacked because of their hijabs and Asian clothes.
The suspect has not been named but is reported as a white male in his late 20s or early 30s with light brown hair, approximately 6ft tall with an average build and “chubby cheeks”.