A CHINESE mother has told how she feels vulnerable and lonely for the first time since coming to Northern Ireland after her husband was subjected to a brutal racist assault.
Ru-yin Lu-o Wu had been looking after her young daughter on Tuesday evening at around 9pm when her husband was attacked by a gang of five people.
She described how she heard her husband John, 44, screaming in their home in the Long Commons area of Coleraine – and when she rushed to his aid, she found him bleeding and in pain.
“All of a sudden I heard this noise at the front door. I thought maybe a glass had been broken,” she said.
“My husband went to the front door and saw a big hole in it.
“He confronted the people who did it and when I went out he was holding his head and the blood was all over his face and hands.”
The PSNI have said Mr Wu was attacked by four men and a woman.
Mrs Wu said that after attacking her husband the gang simply walked away.
“I could only see the back of them. I kept screaming and screaming and I scared my baby,” she said.
“My neighbours came out and were very kind. They put towels on my husband’s head and offered to look after my baby so I could take my husband to the hospital.
“I have never felt vulnerable or lonely before but I think now we will probably move.”
Last night, Mr Wu was being treated in hospital. His injuries have been described as not life-threatening.
Police in Coleraine have described the attack as a “racially-motivated assault” and issued an appeal for information.
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