One can truly understand this father's and mother's frustration, anger and disgust knowing the muslim perpetrators of the savage racist attack against their lone 14 year old son will not be in jail.
"Joseph Haigh, then aged 14, was savagely beaten by a gang of up to 15 Asian youths in Rectory Park, Thornhill, last October.
He was knocked unconscious with a half a house brick, stabbed in the face with a screwdriver and kicked repeatedly in the head as he lay helpless. His attackers hurled racist abuse at him, referring to the colour of his skin, then left him for dead." See article below
Also disturbing is this trial and subsequent release of the racists gang was only considered "news" in the local paper. We all KNOW had the situation been reversed it would be headline news in the major mainstream media outlets. Even The Press chose to not identify the adult perpetrator:
"The Press has decided it would be unfair to name him in the circumstances."
Would The Press been so concerned about a NON muslim violent criminal?
TheOPINIONATOR has documented numerous such attacks - by muslim gangs - undoubtedly these often racist motivated street jihad attacks are becoming commonplace in multicultural England/Britain - yet the mainstream media ignore if not outright refuse to "connect the dots" - here are some but not all:
One has to wonder how much fear of being seen "racist" or upsetting the muslim community entered into the police investigation and subsequent prosecution - recall this:
"A judge sent the perpetrators of the Savile Town attack of Robert Dyson, Sohail Hussain, 19, and 20-year-old Ali Mushtaq to a young offenders’ institution. Supporters of Hussain & Mushtage shouted abuse at the judge when the sentence was read.
"As Judge James Spencer QC sentenced Hussain to three-and-a-half years and Mushtaq to 12 months, supporters started kicking their feet against wooden benches in the public gallery at Leeds Crown Court.
One man banged his fists repeatedly on a table and a woman stood up and shouted: “This is not justice, this is bull****.” The supporters then fled court, some in tears."
Muslim disrespect of the English Courts is getting to be rather commonplace and of course, these muslim supporters received NO rebuke or punishment for their insults and abuse.
One also wonders what kind of duress or threats were directed against the the 15 year old witness whose refused to testify at the trial. Did not young Joseph Haigh see his attackers?
I/we can agree with Mr. & Mrs. Haigh "“It has all left a sour taste" as we are all being "cheated by the system".
Article in full:
Attack trial collapses as witness refuses to testify...
THE parents of a teenager attacked and left for dead by a gang of Asians say they feel “cheated” by the system after the collapse of a court trial.
Joseph Haigh, then aged 14, was savagely beaten by a gang of up to 15 Asian youths in Rectory Park, Thornhill, last October.
He was knocked unconscious with a half a house brick, stabbed in the face with a screwdriver and kicked repeatedly in the head as he lay helpless. His attackers hurled racist abuse at him, referring to the colour of his skin, then left him for dead.
Joseph, pouring with blood, came round and staggered to a nearby bus stop to raise the alarm.
This week seven youths, four aged 17, two 15-year-olds and an 18-year-old, went on trial accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and racially-aggravated GBH.
Only the 18-year-old can be identified for legal reasons but The Press has decided it would be unfair to name him in the circumstances.
The youths live in Savile Town, Thornhill Lees or Thornhill Edge.
All seven denied the charges and on the second day of a trial expected to last up to three weeks, the case collapsed and the accused were acquitted.
The judge at Leeds Crown Court was told that a key prosecution witness, believed to be 15-years-old, had refused to give evidence, and could not be forced due to his age.
Joseph’s parents Jonathan and Stacey were shocked that the trial only lasted a day and a half.
Lorry driver Mr Haigh, 43, said: “We feel cheated. We did expect this outcome if we’re being honest but we had been led to believe the case was stronger than just one witness.
“We are not saying those lads on trial were the ones responsible, because that was for the court to decide, but we feel let down.
“The trial only lasted a few hours and we had been told it would go on two or three weeks. It just seems a total waste of money.”
The couple also criticised the initial police inquiry. Because Joseph’s bike went missing police at first classified the incident as a ‘robbery.’
It was a week before the police decided it was an ‘attack’ instead, and only after The Press published an interview with the family did officers start to treat it as racially-motivated.
Mrs Haigh, 41, said: “Our son was almost killed and the doctor said he was the luckiest lad alive given the head injuries he suffered. Others have died after just one blow.
“Just because Joseph’s bike disappeared, police said it was a robbery and the scene wasn’t cordoned off and people were allowed to come and go. Vital evidence could have been missed.
“If the police had taken this seriously at the start they could have had the helicopter out and probably caught this gang before they got away.
“Don’t get us wrong we are grateful to the police for getting the case to court but we can’t believe the evidence was so weak.”
Joseph, now 15, has made a good recovery but is still nervous when out alone.
His teeth were badly damaged and he is still receiving treatment.
Mrs Haigh, a retail worker, had taken two weeks unpaid leave for the trial and her husband had been forced to change shifts and lose overtime.
“It has all left a sour taste,” said Mrs Haigh. “But at least it’s over and we can get on with our lives. This has been hanging over us for a year.”
Mr Haigh, who has lived in Dewsbury all his life, said the family planned to leave town and added: “Dewsbury has nothing for us now.”
In a statement Patrick Gallagher, district crown prosecutor for Leeds, said: “We are fully aware that this was a serious offence which had a significant impact on the young victim, and we did everything in our power to put the case before the courts.
“Unfortunately, a key witness felt unable to give evidence on Wednesday and as a result the prosecution could not proceed.
“As a prosecuting authority we not only have a duty of care towards victims but also to witnesses, especially young witnesses.
“In these circumstances it was inappropriate to continue. The judge said he understood and respected our decision.
“I personally explained the situation at length to the victim’s parents immediately after the hearing.”