Campaigner Sylvia Lancaster, whose daughter Sophie was killed for the way she looked, said the incident should be classed as a hate crime.Newsflash; it doesn’t matter why they picked on him. Beating someone up is the crime, not their ‘reason’ for doing so.
Harley’s dad Alan, of Moor Lane, Darwen, said: “Harley had being doing some homework over lunch and was walking on his own when this gang targeted him.
“They picked on him simply because of the way he looked. ”
Police confirmed that the college CCTV camera which covered the incident was not working, but said they had other CCTV in the area which was forming part of their inquiries.Really? Strange. Because…
They are not classing the incident as a hate crime.
The three men are described as Asian and aged between 16 and 19 years old.Anyone suspect if it’d been the other way around it would indeed be treated as such?