"I keep on calling the authorities when something like this happens, but they are never able to help"

North Wales Live reports that a Filipino family have been “attacked and racially abused” for three years since they moved to a housing estate in Wales.

Mhean Frades, 32, lives with her three children in Cae’r Saint in Caernarfon and faces regular targeted racist abuse.

Earlier this month, a group of unidentified people dumped rubbish and soil right outside her house overnight for her to find in the morning.

The police responded by advising her to install CCTV. “I keep on calling the authorities when something like this happens, but they are never able to help,” she said.

“After the rubbish was dumped outside my house, the police told me that I should get my own CCTV, like this would be something I could afford. It makes me want to give up.”

Frades’ children also suffer racist abuse and bullying at school too. Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen, her eldest son, was moved to another school after just three months due to “repeated incidents of bullying”.

“I’d bought the uniforms and all the school supplies, but he was bullied so much by some of the other kids because of his race,” Frades said. “They would shout racist insults at him. He was also physically assaulted a few times.”

In one incident, her son was almost hit by a car outside his secondary school but the police were unable to act.

Frades now fears for her daughter who will start a new school next year. “My daughter will be going to secondary school next year and I am terrified of what could happen,” she said. “I don’t want to send her to the same school. I don’t know what to do.”

“I am terrified,” the mother of three added.

 

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