UK: White-Hating Mob Attacks White Teenager, Sever His Hand With Axe; National and World Media Silent
A teenage tree surgeon had his hand chopped off with an axe in an 'appalling' attack carried out by an armed mob sparked by a road rage row in Rochdale, a court heard.
The victim, then aged just 18, was one of four workmates set upon on Church Road, Newbold, on the afternoon of October 17, 2017 by a gang of up to 20 men.
They had been summoned by Habibur Rahman, 27, who called the victims 'white b******s' who were in his 'country', Minshull Street Crown Court heard.
One of the mob, Mohammed Awais Sajid, known as 'Skinny', came armed with an axe.
Others were carrying knives, machetes, a clawhammer and a knuckleduster.
Sajid wielded the axe twice in quick succession, the court heard, first slashing the victim in the chest, shattering ribs and causing a collapsed lung.
Describing the second blow, Tim Storrie, prosecuting, said: "He followed up with a 360 degree spin of his arm, an act which was doubtless employed to enhance the speed and devastation of the attack.
"The blow itself was aimed at the victim's head.