Police investigating ex-Coronation Street actor's anti-India rant family, wedding pictures, age, height, weight, biography
After receiving reports of a hate-crime, UK police are investigating a diatribe of comments condemning India and it’s citizens posted on Twitter by Pakistani actor Marc Anwar.
A police spokesman confirmed a report on the alleged hate crime had been received on Sunday, September 25 (NZ time Monday, September 26).
Anwar, who played love cheat Sharif Nazir on Britain’s long-running soap, Coronation Street, was axed from his job when Coronation Street bosses were informed of his abusive comments.
The tweets first appeared at the weekend, after there was reported fighting between protesters and Indian troops in the Kashmir region.
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Soon after, Anwar issued an apology on his YouTube account, in which he explained his reasons for the comments.
According to The Guardian he said: “I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to anyone that I may have offended with my tweets on Friday evening and especially people from India.
For the record, #marcanwar was to leave show,end of contract in November, apology is from regret, for offending not at early exit. Love all
— Marc Anwar (@MarcAnwar) September 26, 2016
“This was never my intention and the language was unacceptable. I feel that I have let a lot of people down, my family, my friends and my former colleagues.
“This I … very sincerely apologise for.”
He added: “On Friday evening I saw, on the news, children being pulled out of rubble, people being pelted with pellets, women mourning their dead in Kashmir.
“This upset me very deeply and in a moment of madness I ranted out. I vented my anger.
“Again, the language that I used, I sincerely apologise for. But my feelings were very sincere for the people of Kashmir. And I hope that everyone that I have offended can find it in their hearts to forgive me.”
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