The victim woke from the attack to find racist graffiti daubed on his walls which included “we need a final solution” – a phrase controversially tweeted by Hopkins in the wake of the Manchester terror attack
A Muslim dad-of-three was knocked out by thugs before racist graffiti was daubed on his walls quoting a controversial Katie Hopkins tweet.
The 42-year-old victim, who wished to remain anonymous, was attacked from behind in his own home in Heckmondwike, Kirklees, West Yorks, while drilling a broken bathroom door handle.
Intruders struck him from behind with an unknown object on Wednesday morning which left him briefly unconscious, the Huddersfield Daily Examiner reported.
When he awoke, he found racist graffiti daubed on his walls which included “we need a final solution” – a phrase controversially tweeted by Katie Hopkins in the wake of the Manchester terror attack.
The tweet, which was deleted by the outspoken columnist, was condemned for referencing a Nazi term for the Holocaust.
The victim said: “My back was turned and I didn’t hear a single thing.
“A couple of minutes later I woke up with a sore head and I felt a bump on the back of it. Then the adrenaline kicked in.
“I knew someone must have hit me so I dialled 999. I wasn’t sure if they were still here because I hadn’t even checked downstairs yet.
“The police and ambulance were on their way so I made my way outside – that’s when I saw the graffiti on the walls above the staircase.
“I was in shock – I wondered if it was real.”
He said the graffiti on one wall, which included a misspelt hashtag, read: “P**** out. We need a final solution #Machester.”
On the opposite wall there was more racist graffiti that the victim says police have asked him to keep private for risk of it being repeated by other fanatics.
The victim said: “I’ve lived here for six years now and I’ve no idea who would do this.
“All the neighbours are on high alert now. So I doubt they would try it again but you never know anyone’s level of stupidity.
“I can’t thank the police enough. They really took the situation seriously and I think it was because of all the recent terror-related incidents.”
He was evacuated from his house for two days while police investigated the crime scene.
The house, which is just off Little Green Lane, is less than a mile from the local Pakistan Islamic Centre and less than two miles from where Jo Cox was murdered by Thomas Mair last year.
The victim added that the windows and back door had been left open due to the mini-heatwave but nothing was stolen during the incident.
The married man, who works as an IT project manager, is currently suffering from a mild concussion.
Det Insp John Charlton, of Kirklees CID, said: “I would like to reassure the local community that offences of this nature are extremely rare. We are taking the matter extremely seriously and we have increased our patrols in the area.
“We are conducting extensive forensic enquiries in an effort to identify the person or people responsible and are continuing our enquiries locally.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact police via 101 quoting crime reference 13170282561