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Monday, April 22, 2013 - 6.09 GMT
Two Tamil men jailed for attacking a man in Wembley because he was Sinhalese


Two Tamil men have been jailed for a brutal unprovoked attack on a man in Wembley who was targeted because he was a Sinhalese, stated Brent & Kilburn Times of the UK.

Angelo Lazarus, 30, of Northwick Road, and Sathulinga Sinneveham, 32, of Pasture Road, punched, kicked and beat their victim with a broken bottle on February 12 last year.

Harrow Crown Court heard the victim was approached by the pair in Wembley High Road and told he must apologize to them.

When he tried to explain he did not know what he was apologizing for and that he was not in the army he was attacked by the pair.

Sathulinga Sinneveham has been jailed for seven years. The victim sustained serious injuries and will be scarred for life.

Both men, who were arrested near the scene, had denied wounding intent but were found guilty.

Lazarus has been jailed for eight years, the Newspaper said.

Detective Constable Cyntac Wong from Brent Police, said: “This offence involved a brutal, unprovoked attack on a man simply because he was Sinhalese.

“His injuries were serious and his scars will be a permanent reminder. The sentences reflect the severity of the assault and the fact that racist attacks will not be tolerated.

“This would not have been possible without the quick thinking of witnesses who called us and the quick response of our officers.”






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