Wolverhampton [UK], June 8 : Two teenagers in central England’s Wolverhampton city have been arrested in connection with a racial attack on a Muslim family.
A video of the incident has been circulated widely on social media in which a few teenagers were seen shouting racial slurs and giving death threats.
Police has appealed not to share the video of the incident as they may create tensions and may bring insecurity among the Muslims living in the country.
“We have arrested two teenagers tonight (Monday) following reports of a racial attack on a family at a park on Park Road West, Wolverhampton on Saturday evening,” West Midland Police said in a statement.
They said things like: “I’m going to stab you myself” and “I’m gonna send your names and merk all of ya.”
The West Midlands Police said in a statement that a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old were arrested on Monday evening from Wolverhampton on suspicion of a racially aggravated assault.
The incident has caused grave concern within the community and the Police has assured that they will take such matters “extremely seriously.”
The police further said that their probe is continuing and they appealed for any witnesses to the incident to get in contact with them.
“We are also aware of a video of the incident circulating on social media and again ask that people do not continue to share this, as it may cause further upset to the family involved,” the statement added.
There have been increasing attacks on minorities in other countries as well.