UKIP candidate Bobby Anwar ‘assaulted by Labour Muslim neighbour’

Ukip candidate 'assaulted by Labour-supporting neighbour'
Mr Anwar says the picture, which he posted to his Facebook page, was taken after the attack (Picture: Bobby Anwar)

A Ukip council candidate has claimed he was assaulted by a Muslim neighbour.

Bobby Anwar, 33, who is running for Blackburn council, said in a Facebook post that he was attacked by neighbours who are ‘avid Labour supporters.’

He also said the alleged attacker’s children ‘batter [his] 6-10yr olds’ and call his wife ‘kafir’, an Arabic word for infidel.

Mr Anwar, who published a photo of his face after the alleged attack, said his neighbour had broken his cheekbone and eye socket with a ‘sharp metal weapon’.

He claimed he will need ‘extensive’ surgery.

A police statement said: ‘We can confirm that we are investigating after a man was assaulted on Hope Street in Accrington at around 5pm on Saturday May 17th.

‘The victim was approached in the street and punched to the face causing a suspected fracture of an eye socket. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

‘Police enquiries are ongoing and a 38-year-old man from Accrington has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and bailed pending further enquiries.’

21 May 2014 | 2:41 pm – Source:

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