Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Nobody Did Anything. My Daughter Was the Only One Who Helped Me'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

'Nobody Did Anything. My Daughter Was the Only One Who Helped Me'

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' WE had been to the Fulham match at Old Trafford. We go as often as we can because we are big fans, we've been going for 25 years and never had any trouble. There were more than 200 people just in our carriage, it was so packed you couldn't move. About six men or seven men came on to the tram and started making indecent racist comments.

Myself and my daughter felt distressed and very uncomfortable about this so I said 'just behave'. I said it again 'please behave' and that's when it started. There was one in front of me and one behind me both punching me in my face and on the back of the head. They were hitting me in the face, the eyes, the head. After two punches I think I blacked out but the carriage was so full that I was unconscious while standing up. Nobody did anything or said anything, they all just stood and watched us.

I managed to lean against the side of the tram while they got out. They told me 'If you want to finish this get off the tram' before they got off calmly at the G-MEX stop. …

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