Woman’s hijab ripped off in hate attack in London
In a racially-motivated attack, a young woman’s hijab was ripped off on a busy London street in broad daylight, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a probe into the assault.
The force is treating the incident in north London as a racially motivated assault on the victim in her 20s, who was described as “shocked and distressed” by the incident.
“This was a shocking attack in broad daylight in the middle of a busy street. Racially and religiously motivated crimes will not be tolerated. I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this attack to contact police,” said Detective Constable Ben Cousin of the Metropolitan Police’s Haringey Community Safety Unit.
The woman was walking with another female friend on the evening of September 28 when the attack took place.
As they crossed the road, she was approached from behind by two men, the Met police said.