Two men who racially abused a black housemate before drawing a swastika on his door were caught after robbing a man in Huntingdon.
Rafal Dylong, 26, and Rafal Wiejak, 36, began drunkenly abusing and threatening the man at a house they shared in The Whaddons on 9 May 2021.
They banged on the door of his room, asking where toilet paper was, and saying it was his job to replace it “because he was black.”
After about 15 minutes, the victim heard scribbling on the door, followed by more racial abuse from Dylong and Wiejak, who had drawn a swastika and written racist words on the door with a marker pen.
Then, on 28 June 2021, the pair approached a man in Mayfield Road, Huntingdon, and offered to sell him a bike for £250.
The victim went to an ATM and withdrew £250, giving it to Wiejak in exchange for the bike, before drinking beer with them.
Shortly after this, Wiejak and Dylong got aggressive and began attacking him in an alleyway off Mayfield Road.
They pushed him off the bike, causing him to hit his head on a wall and repeatedly kicked him in the face before stealing the bike.
The victim was left with bruising to his face and a bloody nose.
An hour later, Dylong and Wiejak were spotted on CCTV in Huntingdon town centre and officers were called in to arrest them in George Street.
Dylong instantly became aggressive and began swinging bottles towards an officer who was trying to put him in handcuffs.
They both fell to the floor before Dylong punched the officer in the face as well kicking him in the back of the head.
On Friday (2 June), at Cambridge Crown Court, Dylong and Wiejak were sentenced:
Dylong, of Wheler Street, Manchester, was jailed for six years and six months, having been found guilty of affray, assault by beating, racially aggravated damage to property, actual bodily harm, possession of a class B drug and robbery.
Wiejak, of Mayfield Grove, Stockport, was jailed for five years, having been found guilty of racially aggravated damage to property, possession of a class B drug and robbery.
DC Lauren Kirkup said: “Dylong and Wiejak caused so much misery in a short space of time and I am delighted they have faced justice because it gives their victims some sense of closure.
“They used appalling violence against a member of the public and racially abused someone they lived with, which would have been incredibly intimidating. In Dylong’s case, he also shamefully assaulted a police officer which we will not tolerate.”
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