Teens arrested over racist coronavirus attack

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Two teens have actually been jailed on suspicion of assaulting a trainee who was informed: “We do not desire your coronavirus in our nation.”

Jonathan Mok, 23, was assaulted as he strolled down Oxford Street at about 21:15 GMT on 24 February when a group of 4 males started yelling.

Mr Mok, from Singapore, stated the group beat him up when he challenged them.

Both young boys, aged 16 and 15, were detained on suspicion of racially intensified attack.

The 16-year-old has actually been launched under examination. The 15-year-old has actually been launched on bail till later on this month.

University College London trainee Mr Mok stated he was assaulted near Tottenham Court Road.

Describing the attack, Mr Mok stated the male who kicked him “was actually mad”.

“He yelled ‘I do not desire your coronavirus in my nation’,” Mr Mok informed the BBC.

A 2nd male tossed a punch, triggering Mr Mok’s nose to bleed terribly.

Mr Mok informed the BBC he might require an operation on a damaged bone near his ideal eye.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51771355

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