Archive | May, 2012

Family suffers hate crime ordeal from neighbours

29 May

Have you heard this story about a family targeted by their neighbours because their son is autistic?

  Have you heard this story about a family targeted by their neighbours because their son is autistic?

 

No, tell us what happened.

 

  No I haven’t. Tell us what happened.

 

Kylie and Aaron Sidney and their two children, Josh and Javanna, were victims of hate crime for over two years

 

  Kylie and Aaron Sidney and their two children, Josh and Javanna, were victims of hate crime for over two years.

Yes, I heard about this. They were calling Kylie and Josh really abusive names. The bullies also were smashing the family’s windows, doors and 3 of their cars

  Yes, I heard about this. They were calling Kylie and Josh really abusive names. The bullies also were smashing the family’s windows, doors and 3 of their cars. 

 

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And they even put a firework through their letterbox! They wouldn’t leave the family alone and even held their cat hostage.

 

The family were very afraid all the time and scared to leave their home. This was very stressful.  Javanna was so scared she ran away and had to live somewhere else

  The family were very afraid all the time and scared to leave their home. This was very stressful.  Javanna was so scared she ran away and had to live somewhere else.

 

The stress made Kylie’s epilepsy worse so she was having 20 fits a day. This made it difficult for her to speak or move

 

 

  The stress made Kylie’s epilepsy worse so she was having 20 fits a day. This made it difficult for her to speak or move. Aaron had to look after Kylie as well as Josh all the time.

One day, one of the abusers was kicking the family’s door and shouting abuse. Kylie ran upstairs to call the police. Because she was so frightened she had an epileptic fit and fell downstairs and broke her back. Now she has pain all the time and has to use a wheelchair

 

One day, one of the abusers was kicking the family’s door and shouting abuse. Kylie ran upstairs to call the police. Because she was so frightened she had an epileptic fit and fell downstairs and broke her back. Now she has pain all the time and has to use a wheelchair.

 

The attacks on the family continued after Kylie’s accident and she refused to leave the house at all for four months.

  The attacks on the family continued after Kylie’s accident and she refused to leave the house at all for four months. The family were telling the police everything that was happening and they were supposed to be keeping a record for evidence. But the family felt like they were being a nuisance because they were reporting abuse all the time.

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  The Police said it would be easier to move the family than to evict the bullies. Kylie, Aaron and Josh moved to a different home where they felt safer.

 

The stress made Kylie’s epilepsy worse so she was having 20 fits a day. This made it difficult for her to speak or move

  But the bullies were still harassing the family when they went out and about in the area. One day at the supermarket the abusers smashed the windscreen and doors of their car while Kylie was sitting in it. There was no CCTV evidence and the witnesses who saw what happened were too scared to speak to the police.

 

Despite everything that has happened Kylie has set up a charity called the Kylie Foundation to help other people who have experienced hate crime

  Despite everything that has happened, Kylie has set up a charity called the Kylie Foundation to help other people who have experienced hate crime.

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Man with learning disabilities abused by family

9 May

A man with learning disabilities called Ghalib Hussain was abused by his family for over three years

A man with learning disabilities called Ghalib Hussain was abused by his family for over three years.  Ghalib came to this country for an arranged marriage and could speak very little English.  The marriage didn’t work and the family of his wife started to abuse him.

 

The family were cruel and violent to Ghalib and treated him like a slave

The family were cruel and violent to Ghalib and treated him like a slave.  They thought he was a financial burden on them because he couldn’t work.

 

Ghalib told the Police about being beaten and not being allowed to go back to Pakistan

They threatened to bury him alive and cut his tongue out and beat him all the time!  He escaped and was found wandering in the street.  The police came and someone in the street helped to translate.  When the police asked if they could take him home he go very frightened and clung to a lamp post.  Then Ghalib told them about being beaten and not being allowed to go back to Pakistan.

 

A relative took Ghalib home where he was very badly beaten for speaking out

A relative took Ghalib home where he was very badly beaten for speaking out.  Four days later a police officer and a social worker went to the house and asked to speak to Ghalib alone.  The family lied and said he wasn’t there but the police found Ghalib huddled on the sofa.

 

Ghalib told them about how he was badly treated

Ghalib told them about how he was badly treated.

 

 

The professionals did a good job by going to help him and making sure they talked to him alone

The professionals did a good job by going to help him and making sure they talked to him alone.

 

 

Ghalib was taken to hospital because his hip was broken by the abuse

Ghalib was taken to hospital because his hip was broken by the abuse.

 

 

The members of his family who abused Ghalib are being charged

It’s great that Ghalib has got out of this terrible situation and is getting help.  The members of his family who abused Ghalib are being charged with threatening to kill, grievous bodily harm and fear of violence by harassment and false imprisonment.

 

The family are denying what they did because they think it was OK to treat Ghalib like that because he has a learning disability

They are all denying what they did because they think it was ok to treat Ghalib like that because he has a learning disability.

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