Attackers shout ‘coronavirus’ at Chinese Glasgow student before ripping his clothes

Police are investigating the incident


Police are investigating reports of an attack on a Chinese Glasgow student who was racially attacked in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to The Glasgow Times, the attack happened on Dumbarton Road in the West End, at about 9am on the 5th of March.

The three attackers reportedly shouted “coronavirus” at the man, believed to be a PhD student, and ripped his clothes.

Police say inquiries are ongoing.

A spokesperson for the University of Glasgow said: “The university does not tolerate any form of racist or discriminatory behaviour.

“We will work closely with the students’ representative council to ensure all students, members of staff, and others feel safe and part of an inclusive community.