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‘Too Curvy to Be Asian’: British Officer Found Guilty of Misconduct Against Jogger Keeps Job

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A British Transport Police (BTP) officer who harassed an Asian woman in London last year got to keep his job following a misconduct investigation.

Inappropriate behavior: The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which conducted the investigation, said Imran Aftab had inappropriately used his status as a police officer to harass a female jogger and make “sexually inappropriate comments” while he was off-duty back in April 2020, reported The Mirror.  

2 Men Found Guilty of Killing 39 Vietnamese Migrants Trafficked into the UK

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Two men have been convicted in the manslaughter of 39 Vietnamese migrants who were smuggled to the U.K. in a refrigerated trailer last year.

The victims, aged 15 to 44, initially thought to be Chinese, suffocated to death after being sealed in the unit for at least 12 hours, with temperatures reaching an “unbearable” 38.5 degrees Celsius (101 degrees Fahrenheit).

‘Asian Specialist’ on ‘Masterchef’ Called Out For Use of ‘Dirty Food’

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A London-based contestant in BBC One’s “Masterchef: The Professionals” faces backlash after reportedly referring to Asian cuisine as “dirty” in her Instagram bio.

Philli Armitage-Mattin, a 28-year-old London-based chef, was called out online for her description of “Dirty food refined.” The line in question has since been removed from her Instagram, according to TODAY.

‘Go Back to China!’: Asian American Chef Says She Was Assaulted, Told She Had Coronavirus in London

Angie Mar

In another incident of apparent racism and xenophobia towards Asians, a chef and entrepreneur in London recalled being physically and verbally assaulted on the street for “having coronavirus.”

Angie Mar, owner of restaurant and cocktail bar The Beatrice Inn, was minding her own business on Wednesday morning when a random man allegedly accosted her for simply being Asian.

Suspects Who Attacked Singaporean Student in Coronavirus Panic in London Revealed

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The Singaporean student brutally attacked in London last week has gone a step closer to justice as the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) releases surveillance photos of four men believed to be responsible for the incident.

Jonathan Mok, 23, was walking along Oxford Street around 9:15 p.m. on Feb. 24 when he came across a group of four young men, one of whom allegedly suggested that he was carrying the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).