In the early morning hours of October 31st, 32-year-old Nikki Hurst was walking along Lady Ann Road in Batley, when three Muslim men approached her and asked for a light. When she told them she didn’t have one, they launched into a tirade of verbal abuse, calling her a “gori slag” – a derogatory name often used by Muslims for white girls.
The three men then grabbed Nikki, smashed her face into a stone wall, and ran away. She regained consciousness alone, some 30 minutes later, with a large wound on her forehead. She suffered serious facial injuries that have left permanent scars.
But despite this all happening one month ago, Nikki says the police have still not taken her statement. Desperate for justice, Nikki posted photographs of her injuries online – only for the police to advise her that she could potentially incite riots by publishing her story.
Batley’s Police Inspector Mohammed Rauf doesn’t appear to be planning to investigate this racist attack. Nikki knows the assailants go to a local school, and she can even tell the police what class they are in thanks to their school uniforms. But still, nothing has been done.
We demand justice. Tell Batley Police Inspector Mohammed Rauf that we want justice for Nikki, by signing our petition now.
Then we’ll go back to Batley, with Nikki Hurst, and personally deliver your signatures to Inspector Rauf. And we won’t stop fighting until these racist attackers are brought to justice.