447. A killing in Harlow: the shame of Remainers / Brendan O'Neill remembers the media-generated hysteria about the death of Arek Jozwik, a Polish man killed when a teenager hit him in a late night drunken fight - he fell over and his head hit the conc / 2017-09-15
Type of hoax:
crime but not hate crime
After a Polish man died in a drunken fight in August last year, the media claimed it was a murder inspired by racism connected with Brexit. As it became clear that it was neither a murder nor a hate crime, the hacks quietly dropped the story.