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Muslim family forced out of their home by gunmen

26th Feb 2016

Elham Asaad Buaras

A terrified Asian Muslim family were forced to abandon their home in Greater Manchester after gun, knife and meat cleaver wielding men smashed the patio windows and burst in on February 3 night.

The masked gunmen broke into the home of the family’s home in Salford and screamed: “We are going to kill you. Isis scum.”

Three members of the family were at home in Fairbrook Drive, off Langworthy Road, when a gang burst into the property at about 10pm.

The gang did not ask for cash or jewellery after making the racist threat. it is understood police are still investigating whether anything could have been taken.

After the terrifying incident the family went to stay with relatives elsewhere in Greater Manchester.Greater Manchester Police are treating it as a targeted attack.In a statement Greater Manchester Police said: “Officers attended and found that three men had smashed through the rear doors armed with a gun, a meat cleaver and a knife and threatened and racially abused the three occupants.

“No one was injured and nothing was stolen.” Detective Sergeant Ben Cottam from GMP’s Salford Division said: “This is being treated as a racially motivated hate crime.”

Local ward Councillor, John Warmisham, said: “This is an appalling incident and will not be tolerated in Salford. “It appears it was purely a nasty racist attack – but at a level I have never heard of before.

“Apparently the family have been targeted for racial abuse before.”

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police told The Muslim News the incident is being treated as a racially aggravated offence and not a religiously aggravated offence “because of the nature of what was said during the incident, which we wouldn’t disclose.”

 

 

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