According to Cambridge-News.co.uk, a group of boys were found guilty of attacking three brothers because of their race.
The racist attack left one of the brothers in the hospital.
The brothers, aged 11, 14 and 17, were playing football in the Orchard Park area when the attack occurred on Jan. 24. The three brothers were told they could not wear England football shirts because they were “brown.”
The presiding magistrate, Harvey Harrison sentenced the boys:
“The two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old, all from Cambridge, admitted racially aggravated common assault. They each got a nine-month youth referral order and must pay £25 each in compensation to the victims.
Another 14-year-old pleaded guilty to causing racially aggravated harassment, alarm and distress. He received an eight-month youth referral order. All four have to pay £70 costs.”
The presiding magistrate, Harvey Harrison’s, sentencing, said: “You’ve brought shame on yourselves, on your families and on society generally. It’s a multi-cultural and ethical society and you have to learn to live with it, whatever people’s colour or creed.”