UK: Nigerian preacher is robbed and hit with glass bottle in Glasgow racist attack

David Adetoro, 46, was walking along Bardowie Street to his local church in Ashfield Street, when two men threatened him at around 11.35pm last night.

19/9/2015- A Nigerian preacher was robbed and hit with a glass bottle in a racist attack which police are treating as a hate crime. David Adetoro, 46, was walking along Bardowie Street to his local church in Ashfield Street, Glasgow, when two men threatened him at around 11.35pm last night. One of the men was brandishing a glass bottle and hit the preacher with it. The victim was also punched before his assailants made off with his rucksack which contained his Bible and personal possessions but no money. The pair made reference to Mr Adetoro's colour during the attack. Police are appealing for information about the incident which happened in the Saracen area of the city.

Detective Constable Alan Watt said: "The man had got off the bus on Saracen St and was heading to his local church in Ashfield Street, when he was attacked by the men. They stole his rucksack which, although it had no money inside, did contain personal possessions including his Bible. "On checking CCTV we can see the two suspects hanging about in Saracen St a short time before the attack. I would appeal to anyone who recognises their description or who has information that will help officers with their enquiries to contact the Community Investigation Unit at Pollok via 101. "I am keen to hear from the driver of a grey 'Hackney' taxi who was seen on CCTV just passing the men on Bardowie Street just before the attack."

The suspects are described as white and in their late teens. One is described as of medium to heavy build, with a short dark crew cut hairstyle and was wearing a grey hooded top, black tracksuit trousers and white trainers. The second man is of slim build with short light brown hair and was wearing a black hooded top and red tracksuit bottoms.

UPDATE: Schoolboy, 15, and 17-year-old quizzed over hate crime attack on Nigerian preacher
20/9/2015- Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with an alleged attack on a Nigerian preacher. The 46-year-old man was walking along Bardowie Street to his local church in Ashfield Street, Glasgow, when he is said to have been robbed and hit with a glass bottle at around 11.35pm on Friday. The incident was being treated as a hate crime as a reference to the man's colour was alleged to have been made during the attack. Police said a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy have been arrested and detained in police custody in connection with the incident. Both are expected to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.
The Daily Record

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