Monday, 30 January 2017 08:38
A MAN was punched and thrown into the Grand Union Canal for being 'white' only just managing to drag himself out of the bitterly cold water.
College media lecturer, Lee Skinner, was jogging on the towpath of the Grand Union Canal near Acocks Green in Birmingham when he was attacked, without reason by five hooded youths, Alan Tilbury tells us.
Held him under the water
The 38 years old lecturer was punched and thrown into the canal simply for being 'white' by what he told were Arab youths, with one crouching on the towpath holding him down under the water, preventing him from getting out, he believes intending to kill him.
Luckily he knew Arabic and was able to say ‘May God forgive you', after which the youth released him, then ran away.
The police are asking for people to come forward who may have any information, as it is thought the youths could try the same thing again with serious consequences.