It comes as sad news to hear that another young life has been lost due to mindless violence. 17 year old Daren Loader was attacked by a gang in the Whitecross area of Hereford on Thursday 12th March. He later died of his injuries in hospital.
It has been heard that gangs have been out in the city, looking for foreigners to attack in ‘revenge’ for the murder. This is obviously worrying and clearly not the answer, with the risk of escalating the situation and more innocent people becoming victims, being injured or possibly worse.
Our sympathies are with Daren’s family and friends. We firmly stand against mindless violence and racism in ALL directions in our city.