H/T EDL Buck
A COUNCILLOR is calling for calm after the home of a man charged with raping a schoolgirl came under attack.
Windows were smashed at the house of 19-year-old Abdul Zalal Miah in broad daylight on Christmas Eve.
The incident at Hull Street, Elswick, came just hours after police officially released Miah’s name and as he made his first appearance at Newcastle Magistrates’ Court.
The 19-year-old is charged with three counts of rape, possessing an offensive weapon, threats to kill and robbery after a 15-year-old schoolgirl was attacked on Tuesday, December 18.
Two teenagers aged 17 and 18 have been arrested by Northumbria Police on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
Race and human rights campaigner Dipu Ahad, who also represents the Elswick ward for Newcastle City Council, now fears targeted attacks at the Miah family home on a predominantly Bengali street could escalate over the holiday period.
“There has been a lot of police activity around the house. We are worried that this is stirring up racial tension,” he said.
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