Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey condemns racially motivated assaults – 21st May 2018

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SOURCE: Randwick Council Media Release
21st May 2018

Randwick Mayor Lindsay Shurey has condemned a series of violent, random attacks that took place in the Randwick town centre last Thursday 17 May 2018.

Police allege a 25-year-old man assaulted a number of people of Asian background on Belmore Road just before 10pm including a 70-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman.

“These senseless attacks are completely abhorrent, and contrary to the strong sense of community in Randwick City.

“We are a tolerant and welcome community and I condemn this random violence in the strongest possible terms.

“Each month I have the privilege of hosting Citizenship Ceremonies and welcoming new citizens to our multicultural community. They are proud to call Randwick home because of our friendly and welcoming lifestyle and support for multiculturalism.

“Thank you to our local police from the Eastern Beaches Local Area Command for their swift and decisive response to this shocking incident.

“I would also like to thank the bystanders who intervened and subdued the attacker at the scene. This brave action by bystanders is what the Randwick City community spirit is all about,” Mayor Shurey said.