Police report rise in racist abuse towards immigrants
The economic downturn is being blamed for a rise in racist abuse directed at eastern Europeans living in the Highlands.
The upturn is fuelled by “emerging tensions due to increased competition for jobs”, according to a Northern Constabulary report on racism.
Between April 1, 2007, and March 31, this year, 15 Polish nationals complained they were racially abused, compared with 12 in the previous year and four in the preceding 12 months.
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