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Doctor who saved Manchester victims abused and called a terrorist

Doctor who saved Manchester victims abused and called a terrorist

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Tuesday May 30 2017

A 37-year-old Pakistani-origin doctor, who spent 48 “traumatising” hours saving the lives of victims of Manchester terror attack, was allegedly racially abused and called a terrorist after being told to “go back to your country”.

Naveed Yasin, a trauma and orthopaedic surgeon, was on his way back to Salford Royal Hospital last week to continue to help the victims when a middle-aged man pulled up beside him and allegedly hurled abuse at him.

The man reportedly shouted, “You brown, P*** b******.

“Go back to your own country, you terrorist. We don’t want you people here. F*** off!”

Mr Yasin’s great-grandfather came to the UK from Pakistan in the 1960s and he grew up in Keighley, West Yorkshire. He now lives in Manchester with his wife and two daughters.

Dr Yasin commented: “I can’t take away the hatred he had for me because of my skin colour…and the prejudices he had associated with this.

“We Mancunians will rebuild, we will rebuild the fallen buildings, the broken lives and the social cohesion we once had.”

He added that while terrorism does not discriminate against race or religion, neither did the man who shouted at him.

Mr Yasin described his work alongside colleagues to help the Manchester Arena victims: “Many of my colleagues and I had never experienced injuries from a bomb blast and the effect it has, seeing these, is extremely profound and traumatising.”


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