Cheshire news Chester children's doctor subjected to racial abuse along River Dee PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Hundreds of people have condemned the incident, which has been reported to police

Cheshire news Chester children's doctor subjected to racial abuse along River Dee PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Hundreds of people have condemned the incident, which has been reported to police

Cheshire news  Chester children's doctor subjected to racial abuse along River Dee PremierLeague-News.Com
24 June 2022 - 13:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Chester children's doctor Dr Ravi Jayaram has taken to social media to call out an incident of racial abuse which happened to him during a walk along the River Dee. Dr Jayaram has reported the matter to Cheshire Police and an investigation has been launched. Dr Jayaram said he had been enjoying a walk when the incident happened next to the Queen's Park High School boathouse at around 5.30pm on Wednesday. He shared details of the incident on Twitter, saying that he had been racially abused by a youth. Dr Jayaram said in his original Tweet: "Thanks so much for all the support. This has been my reality since I was a kid in the 70s, it’s just sad that kids in 2020 think it’s acceptable to say this sort of thing and that their mates are impressed by it." READ MORE: Chester school rowing club plagued by drunken yobs can finally return to being 'safe place' He has since thanked the hundreds of people who responded to his tweet to condemn the incident and offer their support. Dr Jayaram is a consultant paediatrician at the Countess of Chester Hospital but enjoys a high profile partly due to his occasional television appearances including on Channel 4’s series Born Naughty? which he co-presented. The former King's School pupil told CheshireLive: "I'd had a fairly stressful day and I thought I would go for a walk by the river. I took the scenic route and I was walking up to the Queen's Park High School landing stage. "There was a group of young people hanging around and two girls overtook me just at the point where I was passing the landing stage." The King's School alumni tean worked in collaboration with former pupil Alan Vallance to organise an outstanding alumni event on November 15. Pictured: Matt Hancock, headteacher George Hartley, Dr Ravi Jayaram and Martin Lewis holding their Leading Light awards It was at this point that a male youth in the group made a racist comment about Dr Jayaram to the girls, while Dr Jayaram was close by. On his Twitter post, Dr Jayaram said that the two girls were the only ones in the group of around 22 young people to condone the incident. He said he felt it crucial to highlight the incident and to call out any incidents of racist abuse. He added: "It's galling when you are called names and told to 'go back where you came from'. If you talk to anybody who is non-white then this is a reality of life. "I'm nearly 55 and this happened all the time in the 70s and 80s. I try not to rise to it but this really irritated me and I think it needs highlighting." He spoke about the incident in Handbridge, saying: "Firstly, it was done in that third person way, which was even worse. I want to call this out and I really want his mum and dad to know. "Part of me thought I should have walked on but I felt he needed to be called out. I said 'excuse me, can you just repeat what you were saying' and he was sheepish but he showed no remorse. Some of his mates said they didn't see anything.

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. I said 'it's racism, it's wrong and you guys are the future'. If one of them took something on board from that then it's been worthwhile. "If you are defending racists then it's just as bad. I wasn't angry. It was just depressing that in a group of 22 young people, probably aged between 14 and 18, and he was the oldest, they could have those attitudes." Dr Jayaram said that he was touched by the overwhelmingly supportive comments to his social media post. He said: "The amount of support that's been out there has been lovely but it's still very depressing that he is a product of our society and he needs an opportunity to learn and to understand why what he said to me was wrong and to change his ways. "Racism has always been there but it eased up in the 90s and early 00s. It's picked up again since 2010 and is on the rise. I do a lot of running and I will get called a name one out of three times I go out. "If you have political leaders who consider it acceptable to make racially charged remarks it's not surprising that young people think it's acceptable. This is an opportunity to flag it up. "Racism is everywhere and this incident has made me think that I'm going to keep calling this out rather than ignoring it. Everybody needs to call it out. If you don't then you are complicit in it." A Cheshire Police spokesperson said: "Officers were made aware of images circulating online relating to an incident of racially aggravated offence that occurred on Wednesday 22 June at around 5.30pm in the Lower Park Road area of Chester. "Police made contact with the victim and a report of racial abuse was received. Enquiries are underway and pending further investigation. Anyone who has information, CCTV or dash cam footage is asked to contact Cheshire Constabulary online https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tell-us or via 101 quoting IML 1300230."Information can also be provided by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111." NEWSLETTER: Sign up for CheshireLive email direct to your inbox here Read next: Sacked Warrington teacher called pupils 'little s***' and 'idiot' Woman, 56, left 'extremely shaken up' after being robbed in street by three men Pedestrian taken to hospital after being hit by car in Crewe Met Office issues updated weather warning as thunderstorms set to hit Cheshire Cheshire paedophile's 'disgusting' messages to 'teenage girl' offering £100 to perform sex act

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