Bradford 14-year-old given 11 years for racist attack on teacher

VINCENT UZOMAH: Pictured on the BBC speaking outside court.

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy who stabbed his black teacher in a racially motivated attack has been given an 11-year sentence, with six years in custody and five years on licence. 

The pupil at Dixons Kings academy in Bradford used a racially offensive insult against supply teacher Vincent Uzomah and then stabbed him in the stomach.

The court heard that the boy, who can’t be named, had frequently used racist language in regards to Mr Uzomah.

He had taken a knife to school, discussing plans with other students to stab a teacher. Following an argument with Mr Uzomah over a mobile phone, the boy sat at his desk muttering racist insults, then approached the teacher and stabbed him. The boy then fled the school, while the prosecution said Mr Uzomah believed he was going to die.

The boy later posted on Facebook, boasting about the attack.

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