A British Sikh man is being hailed by the Polish community in the UK and in Poland for his heroic acts to save a young boy from a violent gang.
Amo Singh, a shopkeeper from Stroud, Gloucestershire, was defending a young Polish teenager from a number of attacks but sustained serious injuries as a result. He was severely attacked and even run over. His wife, Sandy, told the media he was beaten by the gang.
Police don’t believe the attack was racially motivated but have made charges. In honour of the heroic deed, two British people set up a fundraising page for Amo which has since raised over £13,000. Amo is currently recovering from his injuries and plans to donate the money to charity.
Members of the Polish community have sent an outpouring of gratitude and respect to Amo, with many thanking him for his actions. Over in Poland, one man even asked the Mayor of Krakow to invite Amo and his family to the city for a weekend. Lukasz Wantuch said he wrote a letter to the mayor, suggesting Amo be invited over as a way to give thanks, to which the mayor has accepted. Wantuch added he thought Amo ‘was very heroic. I think it’s touched the hearts of almost every Pole.’