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Monday, 8 March 2010

Kent Police Issue E-Fit of "Eastern European" After Sexual Assault

What springs to mind when you hear that someone is "Eastern European"?

It is a term which is used very loosely, and can refer to someone from the vast majority of the south, west and east Slavic countries.

I don't know about the average person, but for me the image conjured up is not this one:

However, after the sexual assault of a 15 year old girl in Ashford by a man described as "Eastern European", the above e-fit was released by Kent Police:
Police have now issued an image of a man they are hunting after a sexual assault on a teenage girl in an Ashford alleyway.

A man had started talking to a 15-year-old in an alley off Godfrey Walk. He then started kissing her.

She got away and ran to a friend's house.

The suspect is described as Eastern European, in his late 30s, skinny and about 6ft 2in tall.

He had a moustache and stubble, black short hair and was wearing a black hooded top and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about the incident - which happened at 7.45pm on Saturday, January 23 - is urged to contact police on 01303 289180.

This individual is Turkish, Albanian or, dare I say it, "Asian."

Being Kent, he is likely a Kosovar Albanian or a Romanian gypsy, if indeed the use of the term "Eastern European" is not completely erroneous.

I have met and indeed I now teach large numbers of "Eastern Europeans" from Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic and Croatia, and not one of them looks anything like this.

1 comment:

Dr.D said...

Looks like a (Middle) Eastern European to me.

But now with this new Euro-Med Union, they are Europeans too (or something like that).