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Another suspected Islamophobic incident on London’s train network

Another suspected Islamophobic incident on London’s train network

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Monday October 24 2016

The Evening Standard reports on yet another case of a Muslim woman being targeted in an alleged hate crime with news of a 25 year old victim who wears a headscarf being subjected to racist abuse abroad the Overground service from Stratford station.

The regional paper reports the incident happened on 4 October on a train heading to Highbury and Islington.

The woman was bombarded with a “tirade of abuse” from the man sitting next to her. The man is alleged to have made “offensive and threatening comments” to the victim.

When another man intervened to assist her, the perpetrator is said to have “threatened to hit the woman.”

The suspect is described as black with short dreadlocks and is believed to have been wearing a dark top and large on-ear headphones during the assault.

PC Roy Ward branded the attempted attack “intimidating” and said it has left the victim “shaken”.

He added: “Other passengers in the carriage saw this incident and we appeal for them to come forward. I am especially keen to speak to the man who intervened and tried to help the young woman.”

Anyone with any Information about the incident in Stratford is asked to call BTP on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 178 of 4/10 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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