Vicar Beaten By Youth in ‘Faith Hate’ Attack

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: May 30, 2008

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



A parish priest was beaten up by three youths who hurled religious abuse during the attack. The assault took place in the churchyard of St Matthew’s Church in Bethnal Green, East London. Reverend Kevin Scully was left with two black eyes and a cut nose, and only escaped more serious injury because a member of the public intervened.

Sources:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/7400815.stm

http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=4537