26 August, 2005
An Asian Sweeney Todd
This paragraph in the Accrington Observer report is interesting:
When he appeared before court on Monday, Arshad wore a maroon top with white stripes and spoke only to confirm his name and address through an interpreter.
A recent report (I forget quite where but it was in the context of high unemployment among ethnic minorities) said that over 60% of men from the Bangladeshi and Pakistani "communities" had an inadequate command of English. I'd be interested to know how long this Mohammed Arshad geezer has been in the country, and on what basis.