(/Scotland) Kirk Minister Battered on Christmas Day

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: December 25, 2008

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



A Church of Scotland minister was attacked by a gang of youths on Christmas Day. Reverend Gordon MacKenzie was taking a walk when he was jumped on from behind by a trio of youths he had just passed. He was knocked to the ground by blows about the head and body, then kicked and punched as he was lying on the floor. Revd MacKenzie required hospital treatment for a broken nose, a broken tooth and various injuries to the hand, face and body.

Sources:

http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/2084482/Ministers-Xmas-yob-hell.html?print=yes

http://www.christian.org.uk/wp-content/downloads/marginchristians.pdf