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Polish 'most targeted group' in prejudice in Aberdeen

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More than 140 incidents of prejudice and discrimination were recorded in Aberdeen in a six-month period this year, BBC Scotland has learned.

Figures in the report by the Grampian Racial Equality Council (Grec) show, between 1 April and 30 September, the largest group targeted was Polish.

Out of 144 incidents, almost 70% were verbal abuse.

The youngest victim was eight years old and the oldest 65. The youngest perpetrator was 11, the oldest 78.

In 64% of cases, the incident was motivated by race, with 19% linked to sexuality.

The report used data from Police Scotland and figures Grec gathered itself from casework.

The majority of perpetrators were of Scottish origin.

Several reports were received through Grec's own webpage reporting tool about discrimination at primary and secondary school where children used racially-aggravated language.

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