Acid attack victim from Brick Lane shortlisted for community award
- Credit: Michelle Teckchand
A delivery driver and acid attack victim from Brick Lane is up for an award which recognises people from black, asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.
Jabed Hussain, who works for UberEats, was attacked on his moped in Hoxton in July 2017.
The driver went on to organise a demonstration with the Workers Union to raise awareness of acid attacks, and has since been nominated for a GG2 Spirit in the Community Award.
Jabed’s attack was the first of five that evening. When his moped was stolen, he ran to a minicab driver for help, who gave him water to ease the burning. Jabed suffered severe burns and was only saved from worse because of his helmet.
As president of the Workers Union, Jabed’s demonstration saw hundreds of delivery drivers march on Parliament Square, calling on the government to do more to protect workers. He’s also arranged meetings at colleges to steer young people away from gang violence.
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The winners will be announced at a ceremony on October 24.
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