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Police report nearly 40 racist incidents since attempted attack in Glasgow

Associated Press - July 5, 2007 12:23 PM ET

Police in Scotland say there have been 38 racially-motivated incidents in the Glasgow area since an attack at the city's airport.

Police say the incidents have included beatings and an attack on a white youth by three South Asian youths who believed he was involved in a previous racially-motivated attack.

A South Asian-owned shop was also set on fire in Glasgow.

A Muslim community leader has appealed for calm, and says community relations remain strong.

He added that the people who drove a Jeep into barriers outside a terminal in Glasgow, the day after two car bombs failed to explode in London, "were not from Scotland."


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