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Nottingham church deacon ‘racially’ assaulted in post office

ATTACK CLAIMS: Winston Powell says he was racially assaulted

A VETERAN man of the church in Nottingham has expressed his shock after claiming he was punched and spat at in a post office simply because he is black.

Police said they have launched injuries into the allegations made by Winston Powell, a deacon at the Church of God Assembly.

The 75-year-old, who reportedly has five children, 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren, told the Nottingham Post that the incident took place in his local post office in from Hyson Green.

He claimed a man punched him in the eye before spitting at him and hurling racist abuse about the colour of his skin.

Powell said: “I was shocked. It was definitely a racist attack. I didn't think these things still happened in Nottingham.

“I would forgive him, but others would not.”

The Jamaican-born senior citizen, who came to Britain in 1961, according to Nottingham Post, was encouraged to report the incident when he came home to his wife Glenys, 71.

The couple’s daughter Cheryl Brown, 34, added: “What year are we in? I know it still goes on, but don't do that to me or my family.

“Now he is getting old, you don't expect this, especially in your own community.”

The family described the alleged attacker as a white man aged between 50 and 60.

Police said they are searching through CCTV footage for evidence and have asked for witnesses to come forward to help their investigation.

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