A horrifying racial attack against an Asian family took place in Salford on Wednesday 3 February 2016.
Three masked men smashed into an Asian family home in Salford and apparently screamed at them “Isis scum”.
Armed with machetes and knives during the incident, the men were reported to have intruded around 10pm.
Three members of the family were said to have been at home, when the gang broke into the house by smashing the patio windows. Local media reported that the home is off Langworthy Road where police officers were called to the property.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) was at the family home allegedly determining whether anything was stolen.
The attackers shouted “We are going to kill you, Isis scum”.
They did not ask for cash or jewellery after making the threats, causing the police to believe that the men entered the house to threaten the family and not to steal belongings. The family are now staying with relatives elsewhere in Greater Manchester, according to local reports.
Local ward councillor, John Warmisham, said: “This is an appalling incident and will not be tolerated in Salford. It appears it was purely a nasty racist attack – but at a level I have never heard of before. Apparently the family have been targeted for racial abuse before”.
The armed men are believed to have fled the home after an alarm went off. There are no known reports of injury to any of the family members. GMP is now treating the incident as a targeted attack.
Detective Sergeant Ben Cottam from GMP’s Salford Division said: “This was an incredibly distressing incident for the victims. We have specialist support officers working with them through this stressful time and we will try to establish what happened.
“This is being treated as a racially motivated hate crime”.