Abusive note calling for 'low-life' Birmingham family to move back north sparks hate crime investigation

Abusive note calling for 'low-life' Birmingham family to move back north sparks hate crime investigation

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George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 12/01/2024

- 13:56

Updated: 12/01/2024

- 15:03

West Midlands mayor Andy Street has lent his support to the family

A hate crime investigation has been launched after a family received a note though their door telling them to "go back to Brummyland" - a slang term for Birmingham.

A hand-scrawled note was posted to a family who moved to a remote Welsh seaside town.

The note was pinned on a door in Iorwerth Avenue in Aberystwyth, on Monday.

Now, Dyfed-Powys Police has launched an investigation into the incident.

A hand written notes

The note that was pinned on the door

Dyfed-Powys Police

The note reads: “Iorwerth Ave. was once a quiet, pleasant residential area until a load of s*** from the Midlands hit it.

“Low-life like you should be forced to live in fenced tinker sites preferably back where you come from.

“Why don’t you take your clapped out, crappy boats, Jeeps, cars and your hideous, vomit inducing accents back to Brummyland and please take a few thousand yaw yaws with you."

An investigation has now been launched into the incident, with Dyfed-Powys Police appealing for witnesses.


A street

The note was pinned to a door in Iorwerth Ave

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A spokesperson from Dyfed-Powys Police said: "An offensive note was left outside a property that has caused distress to the occupants,” a force spokesman said.

“The note was left just after 7pm on the evening of January 8.

"Officers would like to speak with the individual who left the note.

"If you have any information, CCTV or doorbell camera footage that could help inquiries, please get in touch."

Users on social media reacted to the news, with some accusing the town of having an 'anti-English' bias.

West Midlands mayor Andy Street said: "I know for many Brummies, including myself, the Welsh coast envokes wonderful memories. It’s therefore incredibly disappointing to see a reaction like this - especially when the majority are so accommodating. Good to see the Police taking action."

One user added: "I went to Uni in Aber and it was amazing how many students were from the West Midlands.

"There was definite anti-English prejudice in the town, though, especially in some of the pubs and smaller shops."

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