Racist abuse hurled at Yorkshire surgeon who tried to save Manchester victims

Armed police on duty in Manchester. PA
Armed police on duty in Manchester. PA
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Race hate abuse was hurled at a surgeon of Pakistani background after he worked to try and help save victims of the Manchester bombing, it has been reported.

Naveed Yasin, 37, who had spent the previous two days in demanding surgery, was driving back to the Salford Royal Hospital to continue to help blast victims when a white middle-aged van driver pulled up beside him and hurled abuse, according to The Sunday Times.

The driver, who had blasted his horn, told him: "You brown, P*** bastard.

"Go back to your country, you terrorist. We don't want you people here. F*** off!"

Mr Yasin was born and brought up in Keighley, West Yorkshire.

He lives in Manchester with his wife and two daughters.

His great-grandfather moved to Yorkshire from Pakistan in the 1960s.

He told The Sunday Times: "I can't take away the hatred he had for me because of my skin colour ... and the prejudices he had associated with this.

"Manchester is better than this.

"We Mancunians will rebuild, we will rebuild the fallen buildings, the broken lives and the social cohesion we once had."

He added: "Terror attacks don't discriminate against race or religion but this (the racial abuse) didn't discriminate either."

The trauma and orthopaedic surgeon said that he and his colleagues had found working on the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, which left 22 dead, to be an "extremely profound and traumatising experience".

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