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Police examine possible racial motive for stabbing of Ahmed Hassan in Dewsbury

Issue No. 2082

A Muslim teenager was stabbed to death in Dewsbury on Saturday of last week.

Ahmed Hassan, 17, from Batley, West Yorkshire, died in hospital shortly after being attacked at Dewsbury train station at 2pm.

Police have arrested three youths, all believed to be white, in connection with the killing. They were still being held for questioning as Socialist Worker went to press.

Police are looking into the possibility of a racial motive for the apparently unprovoked attack on Ahmed.

Local MP Shahid Malik paid tribute to the victim, describing him as 'a young man who had everything to look forward to'.

The fascist British National Party has three seats on Kirklees metropolitan borough council, which covers the Dewsbury area.

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Mon 17 Dec 2007, 17:16 GMT
Issue No. 2082
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