Vicar hit in face by bottle in suspected hate crime
A retired vicar was hit in the face with a bottle in a suspected hate crime.
Rev Peter Zucca, of Shawclough , was assaulted while wearing his cassock as he went to cross the street – and police are treating the incident as a hate crime.
The 73-year-old was on Spotland Road after leaving Ashworth Street Surgery when the bottle was thrown.
He did not see the attacker, but was told by a witness who came to his aid that the person who threw the bottle appeared to aim it deliberately.
“A lady came to help me. I was very shaken up. She told me the car was full of Asian lads and one of them had taken aim as he threw it.”
Note that “Asian” is code in the British press for “Muslim”.