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Polish mother ‘beaten up by gang of 15 women in racist attack’

A Polish mother says she was beaten up by a gang of 15 women in what she describes as a racist attack.

Anna Maria Serafin Podolska said she was viciously targeted in the West Midlands town of Tipton.

Ms Podolska said she and her three children were verbally assaulted by the group who told them to ‘go back to Poland’.

Images posted on Facebook by Ania Maria Serafin Podolska after she was attacked (Picture: Ania Maria Serafin Podolska)

Anna Maria Serafin Podolska said they told her to ‘go back to Poland’ (Picture: Ania Maria Serafin Podolska)

Images posted on Facebook by Ania Maria Serafin Podolska after she was attacked (Picture: Ania Maria Serafin Podolska)

She shared pictures of her horrific injuries on Facebook (Picture: Ania Maria Serafin Podolska)

She shared photographs of her black eye on Facebook, adding that she was returning home from a walk when it happened.

She said: ‘One of them followed us, and once we reached our street I turned around and was struck in the face with a fist. A fight broke out.

‘When I was lying on the street, 15 women or more, of different ages, ran up to us. I received blows from all sides.’

The mother said police and the emergency services arrived at the scene after her neighbours were alerted by her son.

Images posted on Facebook by Ania Maria Serafin Podolska after she was attacked (Picture: Ania Maria Serafin Podolska)

She said a gang of 15 women attacked her (Picture: Ania Maria Serafin Podolska)

Images posted on Facebook by Ania Maria Serafin Podolska after she was attacked (Picture: Ania Maria Serafin Podolska)

She said she has witnessed similar attacks on Polish people while living in Britain for five years (Picture: Ania Maria Serafin Podolska)

Ms Podolska added: ‘I have been living in Tipton nearly five years and similar situations have been happening all the time – child beatings, name-calling.

‘Several weeks ago I was attacked with water-filled bags.’

In April, a Polish man was chased by a gang of 20 people and struck down with a nail-studded wooden plank in what police said was a ‘racially aggravated assault’ in Hull, East Yorkshire.

Around a million Poles live in Britain, making up the largest national minority in the country.

Metro.co.uk has contacted West Midlands Police to confirm more details about the incident.



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