Fight against Rotherham hate crimes in wake of racist murder
A new initiative to tackle hate crimes has been launched in Rotherham following the racist murder of a Muslim pensioner.
Retired steelworker Mushin Ahmed, 81, was kicked to death by Dale Jones and Damien Hunt after they attacked him as he made his way to morning prayers at his local mosque in August 2015.
Police have now launched Operation Solar over concerns that hate crime is being under-reported in the town. It follows increased racial tensions following the town’s child sexual exploitation scandal, largely involving men largely of Pakistani heritage.
A new email address – firstname.lastname@example.org – has been launched for people to anonymously report suspected hate crimes.