Attack on Latvians may be racially motivated

A 38-year-old Latvian man remains in critical condition in a hospital after being stabbed in the head during what may have been a racially motivated attack Dec. 3 near Manchester in the United Kingdom, according to Greater Manchester Police.

The man was attacked Dec. 3 at a house on Lower Broughton Road in Pendleton. Two other Latvians, a man and a woman, also were injured in the incident, police said in a Dec. 7 press release.

Police said they have not ruled out that the attack was racially motivated.

Police were called to the house at about 11:30 p.m. Dec. 3. A crowd of about 20 youths outside the home dispersed when police arrived. The man with stab wounds to the head was taken to Hope Hospital in Salford, according to BBC News.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

This is the second attack on Latvians in the United Kingdom in recent months. Three Latvian workers were beaten in Northern Ireland last month.

Latvian State Television reported that Latvian workers abroad may begin using Web sites to warn others about potential danger spots.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

2 thoughts on “Attack on Latvians may be racially motivated

  1. I am looking for a way to get some Latvian food such a bread and meat. Are there any shops in Englanfd that you can get it from or any means of importing it

  2. This is outrageous! how cannot these people understand that they will not get rid of thousands and thoudsands of foreigners in this country by just stabbing them! this country has been multicultural country for centuries!!!! Just get on with it!

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