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GP's concern at rising tide of racial abuse

Dr Vallatholsarat Chandran has welcomed a new study that exposes rising racial harassment in the Welsh valleys.

Researchers from the Valleys Race Equality Council found more than half of all residents from ethnic minorities in the region had endured harassment.

Dr Chandran, a GP in Merthyr Tydfil, said he had suffered abuse from patients. 'I guess it's the lack of jobs, the high rate of unemployment and the drug problem. When they're abusive I tell them to behave properly or find another GP.'

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