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Shocking racist attack caught on camera

ATTACKERS: Francis Muir and the other unnamed man

A VIDEO of a racist attack on an African street busker in Glasgow that was captured on camera by a BBC documentary crew has been released.

Two thugs launched a shameful racist attack upon the Homeless Angolan-born performer known as Melo in Glasgow city centre.

While talking to a cameraman for BBC Scotland film The Street, Melo was approached by a former nightclub bouncer who branded him a "black basta*d".

The video was aired on Monday night (Feb 17) showing Scottish thugs Francis Muir and another man hurling racist slurs at him before aiming punches and kicks.

In the programme, Muir can be heard to tell the busker he is "milking our country for thousands", adding that as a taxpayer he pays "hundreds of pounds to keep you in the fu*king country."

Dressed in a blue shirt, Muir's companion, who cannot be named for legal reasons, then can be seen attempting to attack Melo, rebounding off a metal door and falling to the floor as the singer ducks to avoid a kick.

Some 348,000 people watched the programme, which centres on people who work, and frequent the numerous bars on Sauchiehall Street.

Muir, who has now moved from Glasgow to Kirkcaldy, served 10 months behind bars for the 2012 attack, and a separate incident in which he abused an Asian woman police officer while he was on bail.

Scottish politician Graeme Pearson, who is Labour's shadow justice secretary, said that the attack was probably similar to others carried out around Scotland.

He told the Daily Record: “It is symptomatic of a culture we need to tackle, in terms of racism and sectarianism – although at least those responsible in this instance were arrested.”

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