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Shopkeeper set ablaze by hooded thugs in suspected racist attack

This is the shocking moment flames engulfed an Anfield shopkeeper in a horrific arson inferno.

Jude Jeevan, 48, fell head-first into the flames after slipping on fuel poured into his shop by two hooded firestarters.

Today the Sri Lankan – who spent weeks in hospital after suffering serious burn injuries – relived the disturbing drama as police stepped up a hunt for the arsonists.

The two men, in hooded purple tracksuits, entered his Robinsons News shop on Priory Road at 9pm on Saturday, June 8.

They shouted racist abuse at him while squirting fuel over the shop floor before igniting it with a flicked cigarette.

Jude told the ECHO: “I am lucky to be alive.



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Added: Jul-23-2013 
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  • Fuckin little bastards! Attempted murder, nothing less!

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  • Of all the foreigners in England, Indians are the least of their worries.

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  • When you pull atrocious shit like this based on the fact he even "looks" like a Muslim, you're no different than the extremists who behead soldiers in your streets in the name of Islam. Sri Lanka...not exactly the first place I think of when it comes to Islamic radicalism. Guy was more than likely a peaceful Buddhist.

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  • This is the UK today. A once great country being eroded by foreigners, chavs, morons, thugs and the Jeremy Kyle brigade. It's a fucking joke. These twats will get 6 months in a minimum security prison, if they get caught.

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    • @Mootle They should be made to dig their own graves and then executed with the shovel

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    • @Mootle

      Well, this is what we get for colonizing them... We built the biggest empire in history on their backs, and now they all want a piece of the cake.

      Can't blame them I guess. Better though we grow our own fucking tea next time LOL

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    • @magicrat
      Spot on dude. Ever seen Casino? ;)

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    • @richirich
      Intelligent comment mate. Makes sense. It's a shame we'll have civil war before the government wake up and stop letting people in.

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    • @richirich - Great comment and pretty much spot on, though there is also the issue of "payback".

      It was the British and French and Europeans in general and Americans who forced on the Arab peoples the foreign European Jewish culture that has done to their society what they now do to Europe and America.

      "I have the most complete confidence in the fair-mindedness and generosity of the American public. We Arabs ask no favors. We ask only that you know the full truth, not half More..

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  • What should start happening more often is when an Immigrants are coming to a country they should all take a take and pass an IQ test and a moral tests.
    I love white people but hate white trash.
    I love middle easterners but hate religious fascist/terrorist
    I love Black people but hate nignogs/hood rats

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  • What annoys me, other than how despicable an act of hate this is, is that the lowlife that perpetrated this crime in anger at an ethnic minority living and working in their community have probably never worked a day in their pathetic lives.

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  • If your british nowadays you can't say shit without getting called racist. I'm not racist because I've an opinion on the fact that Muslims are taking the piss. My family are mixed race and most people get on in this country the only people that want special treatment are Muslims . I work my arse off so they can slag my country off and the soldiers that serve it. And it's a surprise when Jeremy Kyle nobs start attacking mosques. This is what happens when don't sort the problem the idiots think More..

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    • @Britempire You just justified two men setting an innocent, law abiding, tax paying citizen on fire because of the colour of his skin.

      When you've finished voting for UKIP/BNP/EDL find a broken bottle and shove it up your arse.

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    • @Daveypoo I wasn't talking about the man set on fire which was disgusting. I was saying every faith and creed in this country co exists fine apart from Muslims. What happened to this man was a fuckin disgrace

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    • @Britempire

      So what you are saying is if this happened to a muslim that would be okay?

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    • @darknesss

      dont put words in his mouth. @britempire was talking in general, not specifically about this particular attack and weither he was muslim or not.

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  • Man that's low. Poor guy.

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  • When the government imports mass amounts of immigrants add on top of that no integration plans then you are spreading the very seeds that will see Racism increase dramatically.

    The Government is to blame if indeed that was their motives.

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    • @Liamvxr You just justified two men setting an innocent, law abiding, tax paying citizen on fire because of the colour of his skin.

      When you've finished voting for UKIP/BNP/EDL find a broken bottle and shove it up your arse.

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    • @Daveypoo go home, your drunk.

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    • @Daveypoo something tells me your obsessed with asshole, Daveypoo

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    • @Daveypoo

      That's weird!

      That's the exact comment you posted to me further down these comments. And another one even further down.

      You are thick as fuck.. THE ABOVE COMMENT AND MINE DON'T JUSTIFY. THEY POINT OUT THE CAUSE.

      YOU THICK FUCK!

      You are gay aren't you? Banging on about something like you are saving the world without knowing a fuck about anything!

      Get a fucking grip! Copy / paste TROLL

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    • @Daveypoo justified? Nope just a realist. You have to expect these types of things to happen after what the Government has done to the country. This murder quite possibly could have been prevented and many to go along with it if Labour hadn't sold us out...

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  • So, the police are looking for two men wearing track suits in Liverpool. Doesn't exactly narrow it down now, does it?

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  • Probably revenge attack for not selling them cheap cider last friday night without ID.

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  • Sadly the sand people are taking over my city now. It only took 10 years for them to come here and buy everything and walk around like they own the fucking place. Most of these cunts are ignorant and smelly. I wish they would go back to Mid East..

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  • Without enough wind to bring the cigarette to the proper temperature, it would be impossible to light gasoline by just flicking a cigarette into it.

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  • HA myth busters said you couldnt light fuel with a cigarette...you were wrong you mustachio bastard and you ginger nuts

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    • @CLOWNUSMAXIMUS
      "Fuel" can be anything. Im sure they were talking about gasoline, not having seen the episode. This may very well have been alcohol or lighter fluid.

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  • You cannot ignite fuel with a flicked cigarette, damnit...

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    • @DonOgg Why do they always ask you not to smoke in fuel stations?

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    • @DonOgg ok then smarty pants, might want to brush up on some knowledge, gasoline evaporation rates, air fuel mixtures and basic fact that gasoline containers have a huge "warning flammable" signs, etc to back your uppity response.

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    • @Stooch
      Lol smarty pants, I like that.

      You're talking about igniting a gas/oxygene mixture with a cigarette not the gasoline itself.

      FACT:I can fill a bucket with gasoline and flick 200 lit cigarettes in it and it wont ignite shit.

      In this video there just isn't enough time for enough flammable gas to build up and mix with air so that a cigarette could ignite it.

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    • @Batman65
      Look at the answer I've given to stooch...

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  • Trayvon will you ever learn.

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  • Both those hoodie wearing men could have been Obama's sons.

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  • Has anybody dissing Liverpool in the comments actually been here in the past 10 years?

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  • stupid fucks will be caught in a week

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  • Nightmarish.

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  • The new PC term is "hoodied"

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  • Sri Lankens are generally extremely peaceful people as most of them are Christians and blend in very well to British culture and way of life. Typical thugs never get the right people. Meanwhile Muslims are out on the streets beating up innocent woman, men and children.

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    • @planesailing Sri Lankans ARE extremely peaceful people. You are right about that. You are wrong, however, about most of them being Christians. The vast majority are Buddhists. Their religion breaks down as follows: Buddhist (official) 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, unspecified 10%.

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    • @AngusScrimm I'm referring to the Sri Lankens that live in the UK.

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    • @planesailing What? Do they all convert once they move to the UK?
      ...or do the 7% of Sri Lankans who are Christians all move to the UK? I know you live there and I don't, but I don't buy for one minute that the majority of Sri Lankans living in the UK are Christians.

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  • When are you Muslims going to understand, England is sick of your asses.

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