Jackson Yamba, the father of a 10-year-old boy whose new home was spray-painted “no blacks”, has said he is overwhelmed by the widespread condemnation “against this evil act”. His son David said he was too afraid to live in his own home after the racist message appeared on three doors in their small block of flats in Salford, Greater Manchester. Yamba reported the incident to police on the same day but it wasn’t until he tweeted about it that the force launched a hate crime investigation. The tweet was shared more than 12,000 times and prompted a fundraising page which raised nearly £2,000 for a new front door, while others offered their spare rooms to the pair. On Monday, Yamba said his son felt safer after the public support: “He now believes that people are there for us."
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