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The Reker Ahmed attack was about mob violence

Posted on April 19th, by Ian Lavis in Politics & Society. 2 comments

It’s not about Croydon, it’s not about Brexit – it’s about thuggery

As a Kurdish teenager recovers in hospital from a sickening attack that left him fighting for his life, the citizens of Croydon are trying to come to terms with what happened on Friday 31st March on the Shrublands estate. How could such a savage beating take place on our doorstep? Why Croydon? Why England? Why now?

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