Community steps in to help Norwich butcher after suspected hate crime

Mohamed Haider, owner of the Norwich Halal Butcher on Magdalen Street next to a damaged door. PIC: P

Mohamed Haider, owner of the Norwich Halal Butcher on Magdalen Street next to a damaged door. PIC: Peter Walsh. - Credit: Archant

A Norwich halal butcher who had his door smashed by vandals has had the it replaced with the help of the surrounding community.

Eric Kirk from Magdalen Street Area and Anglia Square Traders Association with butcher Mohamed Haide

Eric Kirk from Magdalen Street Area and Anglia Square Traders Association with butcher Mohamed Haider who they helped to get his door fixed after it was smashed. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

Mohamed Haider owns the Norwich Halal Butcher on Magdalen Street which had its door vandalised on Tuesday, July 25.

Having only just recovered the store after a car crashed through the front late last year, he did not have the funds to pay for the door.

The Magdalen Street Area and Anglia Square Traders Association (MATA) stepped in to pay for the door showing its support to fellow shop owners.

Eric Kirk, chair of MATA said: 'Community spirit is very strong between the twenty plus nationalities that have shops and other businesses in the area. In this instance we are delighted to give support and remove one of our members from a situation where alone he would not have had simple solution and was considering closure as his only option.'

Eric Kirk from Magdalen Street Area and Anglia Square Traders Association with butcher Mohamed Haide

Eric Kirk from Magdalen Street Area and Anglia Square Traders Association with butcher Mohamed Haider who they helped to get his door fixed after it was smashed. Picture : ANTONY KELLY - Credit: copyright ARCHANT 2017

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