Peter Scotter was jailed for 15 months after ripping a niqab off a woman in an attack his barrister linked to Brexit vote

A barrister representing a racist attacker who ripped a niqab off the face of a Muslim woman has linked the attack to the anti-refugee atmosphere surrounding the Brexit referendum.

A sentencing hearing was told on Monday it was no coincidence that the incident occurred a few weeks after the vote when “press and politicians … were playing the race card”.

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