THIS WEEK IN 1993: Racist hate attack complaints rise

THEN: Full of life and shops galore  the eastern end of Highland Road in Edwardian days with Kassassin Street on the right.  Picture: Barry Cox Collection

NOSTALGIA: Snapshot of life in Edwardian Portsmouth

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A horrifying series of racist threats and violence in Portsmouth was exposed.

Since the city council introduced a racial harassment procedure in its housing section, 20 race hate complaints had been received.

Portsmouth’s housing committee was told that complaints ranged from graffiti and verbal abuse, to windows being smashed, and in one case a lit rag shoved through a letterbox.

Almost half the incidents occurred in the Somers Town area.