The bully who tormented Home Secretary Sajid Javid

Mail Online | 12/4/2018 | Joe Middleton For Mailonline
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Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the bullying of a 15-year-old Syrian refugee reminded him of being targeted by racist bullies at school, as a former classmate reveals his tormentor.

Mr Javid said he was 'absolutely outraged' by the video of the attack on Jamal, which sparked a public outcry.

Classmate - Mr - Javid - Man - Terry

A former classmate of Mr Javid has now revealed the man who bullied him was called Terry Brine, who later served in the Navy during the Gulf War before running a plastering business, according to The Telegraph.

Upon witnessing the video Mr Javid said the assault brought 'memories flooding back' from his own schooldays in Bristol, when he was attacked for being Asian.

Mr - Javid - BBC - Radio - Today

Mr Javid, told BBC Radio 4's Today Programme: 'It reminded me of an incident I had when I was at school,'

'I hated it.

School

'When I was 11 I had just started my comprehensive school.

'Those memories flooded back to me.'

'How - Kind - Thing

He added: 'How can this kind of thing still be going on?

But Mr Javid, a second generation immigrant whose family came from Pakistan, said the response of the British public had showed the country's true nature.

Population - Something - People

'The general population was outraged,' he said. 'That says something really important about us as people.'

According to one of Mr Javid's classmates at Stockwell Hill, called Lee Churchill, the name 'Sajid Javid' elicited laughs in assembly.

Mr - Churchill - Mr - Brine - Word

Mr Churchill also said Mr Brine used to say the word 'p***', when he saw Mr Javid and in a playground confrontation, the young boys were seen 'pushing and shoving' each other.

But Mr Brine later came to regret his behaviour and apologised to Mr Javid.

Mr - Brine - Cancer - Widow - Rachel

Father-of-three Mr Brine died of cancer, aged 40, in 2010 and his widow Rachel said if the incident with Mr Javid happened, he never discussed it...
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