Racism Denied As Motive For Assault

Chiswick man suffers violent attack 'for being Polish'

The Police in Chiswick

A man has been given an 18 month community order and a four month night time curfew after he attacked another man for being Polish.

The incident happened when the victim, Zaid Ince, was walking along a Chiswick street in the afternoon. He was approached by the accused, Daniel Cahill, who swore at him and demanded to know if he was Polish.

Cahill then grabbed Ince by the throat, forced him to the ground and kicked him more than 20 times telling him to "Leave my country alone."

The attack was halted by a passerby who intervened.

Police arrested Cahill close to the scene.

Appearing in Isleworth Crown Court 29 year old Cahill denied racism and pleaded guilty to causing actual bodily harm.


March 11, 2008