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Sikh boy, 5, has ‘sacred hair cut by bullies’ in shocking attack at South London school


A FIVE-year-old Sikh boy has been left traumatised after school bullies cut his hair with scissors, in a shocking attack at a South London school.

The school, Alexander McLeod Primary School in Abbey Wood, South East London, has launched an investigation into the alleged incident, which is alleged to have “actually upset” the reception pupil.


The five-year-old Sikh boy has been left traumatised after ‘bullies’ cut his hair with scissorsCredit: Twitter / @SikhFedUK
The hair lopped off the boy's head by school bullies


The hair lopped off the boy’s head by school bulliesCredit: Twitter / @SikhFedUK

The schoolboy had by no means had his hair cut earlier than as a consequence of his faith, My London reported.

One of the boy’s mother and father took to Facebook to carry consciousness to the incident.

“I’m simply posting this as a result of we as mother and father are deeply harm by this incident which occurred right this moment with my son in Alexander McLeod School Abbey Wood,” the put up learn.

“My son is simply 5 years outdated, a Sikh boy and I by no means cut his hairs.

“But somebody in school right this moment cut his hairs with scissors and my boy is absolutely upset and saying ‘I’m not going to school now’.”

“I don’t perceive from the place a reception scholar can get scissors and it’s shameful.

“It’s bullying which shouldn’t be accepted. We are actually scared to ship him to school. Don’t know what to do to safe him in future.”

The school has confirmed it was conscious of the incident, which it claimed occurred when “a lot of the workers had left” final Friday.

Meanwhile, Sikh Federation UK has mentioned it was “completely unacceptable & devastating” for the kid’s “sacred unshorn hair” to be cut by “one other pupil.”

In a tweet, the federation mentioned: “Totally unacceptable and devastating to listen to in regards to the bullying & assault on a 5-year-old boy at south London school Alexander McLeod.

The boy's parents took to social media to express their outrage at the incident


The boy’s mother and father took to social media to precise their outrage at the incidentCredit: Twitter / @SikhFedUK

“For a Sikh boy to have his sacred unshorn hair cut by one other pupil whereas in school is among the worst doable #Anitsikhhate crimes.”

They added: “We provide our full help to the household and can push the school and authorities to analyze totally. #NoCoverUps “.

The federation had reportedly referred to as for an pressing assembly with the the Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson, to debate the “shocking case”, in addition to different latest claims of “anti-Sikh hate” bullying in colleges in the UK.

The Sikh chief of the Redbridge Council in east London, Jas Atwal, mentioned he was “sickened” to listen to of the incident. 

“Appalling to see this occur to anybody, not to mention a five-year-old,” he mentioned.

Alexander McLeod School had put out a response to the incident, and mentioned it might be assembly with the pupil’s mother and father.

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An announcement learn: “In response to messages acquired: An incident was reported late Friday afternoon after the kids and most workers had left.

“A gathering had already been organized with the mother and father of the kid.

“Please belief that the matter will probably be investigated totally and pretty.”