Police have stepped up patrols in Dundee city centre after a Chinese business was targeted twice in a matter of days in a suspected racist attack.
Video of the second incident is above this article
Wing Fung owner Brian Chen has spoken out about his fears that his business, which has never been targeted before, is now under attack due to prejudice about coronavirus.
The first incident happened on Tuesday evening at 9.48pm when a man walked up to the store and threw a stone or similar object at the shop’s side window three times, smashing it.
The second incident, on Thursday at 5.35pm, saw the man arrive at the store and again throw an object towards it while filming with his mobile phone.
Mr Chen said he was “staying strong” and would continue to trade in spite of the attacks.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Tayside are investigating two vandalisms to a business in Trades Lane, Dundee.
“Inquiries continue to establish the full circumstances surrounding this and there will be additional patrols in the area.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Police Scotland on 101, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Dundee SNP councillor and equalities spokeswoman Lynne Short urged local residents to check in with their Chinese neighbours and acquaintances to reassure them that they were welcome in Scotland.
She said: “It seems that his man who carried out the vandalism was a bit of a rogue person.
“Dundee is normally a very welcoming place, but when you have a person like that, it does open up the way for other people to behave similarly.
“We’re living in a time when tolerance has become more scarce.
“It’s important that we all look out for each other and that any incidents of racism are reported, so that they don’t become tolerated and normal.
“If you’re in Dundee it doesn’t matter where you started off, you are Dundonian.
“It’s good that the police are looking into this.”