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Police investigate poison pen letter criticising family’s Birmingham accents

11 Jan 2024 2 minute read
Iorwerth Avenue, Aberystwyth. Photo via Google

Police are investigating after a poison pen letter was left at the home of a family in Aberystwyth criticising their Birmingham accents.

The note was left at the property in Iorwerth Avenue, Aberystwyth on the evening of January 8 calling them “low life” and saying they should be “forced to live in fenced in tinker sites”.

The letter says: “Iorwerth Ave was once a quiet, pleasant residential area until a load of shit from the Midlands hit it.

“Low-life like you should be forced to live in fenced in tinker sites preferably back where you come from.

“Why don’t you take your clapped out, crappy boats, jeeps, cars and your hideous vomit inducing accents back to Brummyland and please take a few thousand other yaw yaws (sic) with you.”

Dyfed-Powys Police are investigating the incident.

Offensive

“An offensive note was left outside a property that has caused distress to the occupants,” a force spokesman said.

“The note was left just after 7pm on the evening of January 8. Officers would like to speak with the individual who left the note.

“If you have any information, CCTV or doorbell camera footage that could help inquiries, please get in touch.”


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Martyn Young
Martyn Young
5 months ago

Pathetic. Embarrassing.

Peter Cuthbert
Peter Cuthbert
5 months ago
Reply to  Martyn Young

Yes indeed. This needs to be jumped on heavily. One of the joys of Aberystwyth is that it is a multi-national multi-language town but also very Welsh. Yes we have lots of folk from the English Midlands who come to live and work here and why not? We also have lots of folk from all over the world who come to the university to study and do research bringing their families with them in many cases. The outcome will be lots of very capable multilingual children able to speak Welsh, English and the language of the country from which one… Read more »

hdavies15
hdavies15
5 months ago
Reply to  Peter Cuthbert

If the recipients are bad neighbours then they should have been called out for that. Sending an anonymous letter in such tones conceded any shred of moral high ground and turns the sender into a scumbag no matter how valid his/her original complaint.

CapM
CapM
5 months ago
Reply to  Peter Cuthbert

Some media are presenting this as a Welsh versus English situation. Both the Western Mail and Daily Post are guilty of this, making a point that the family are English.

There’s nothing in the note that identifies if the person who wrote it was Welsh, English or any other nationality.

Maybe we’ll find out who wrote the note and what their background is but before then why do so many Welsh people assume it must have been written by a Welsh neighbour rather than say a neighbour who moved there from England.

Riki
Riki
5 months ago

As a Welshman who share their concern about how England are currently colonising Wales by stealth. Thanks to us not having a hard border and the ability to protect our country, an ability even a prison colony (Australia) has. This being said, the Brummie accents are rather nice to my ears! Definitely better then Geordie or Cockney accents.

Mark English
Mark English
5 months ago

Hang on a minute here you can’t complain about this!

The Welsh elected people who proposed and implemented racist policies in our schools. That is exactly what the linguistic apartheid is in our schools and exactly what the UN calls the practice of segregating children by their language skills.

Some of you correctly call out an individual who is a racist but you then elect people to do the same and remain silent. Fake emotions do not cover the truth and neither will the ongoing hypocrisy.

CapM
CapM
5 months ago
Reply to  Mark English

Maybe the person who wrote the note is English. We don’t know either way.

Charles Coombes
Charles Coombes
5 months ago

I love the variety of language in the UK. !

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