Naveed Yasin, 37, helped save victims of the horrific Manchester bombing but was racially abused
Naveed Yasin, 37, who was born in the UK but has Pakistani heritage, had spent the previous two days in demanding surgery.
He was driving back to the Salford Royal Hospital to continue to help blast victims when a white middle-aged van driver pulled up beside him and hurled abuse.
The driver, who had blasted his horn, told him: "You brown, P*** bastard.
"Go back to your country, you terrorist. We don't want you people here. F*** off!"
Mr Yasin was born and brought up in Keighley, West Yorkshire.
He lives in Manchester with his wife and two daughters.
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His great-grandfather moved to Yorkshire from Pakistan in the 1960s.
He told The Sunday Times: "I can't take away the hatred he had for me because of my skin colour … and the prejudices he had associated with this.
"Manchester is better than this.
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"We Mancunians will rebuild, we will rebuild the fallen buildings, the broken lives and the social cohesion we once had."
He added: "Terror attacks don't discriminate against race or religion but this (the racial abuse) didn't discriminate either."
The trauma and orthopaedic surgeon said that he and his colleagues had found working on the victims of Monday's suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, which left 22 dead, to be an "extremely profound and traumatising experience".
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Salman Abedi killed 22 people and injured 119 more when he detonated a suicide bomb at the Manchester Arena as families left an Ariana Grande concert.
The suicide bomber was born in Manchester in 1994, but his parents were from Libya.
His mother Samia Tabbal and father Ramadan Abedi, a security officer, are Libyan-born refugees who fled to the UK to escape Colonel Gaddafi’s brutal regime.
They returned home in 2011 after Mr Gaddafi’s overthrow.
Mr Abedi worshipped at the Manchester Islamic Centre, also known as the Didsbury Mosque alongside members of the Muslim community.
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