Hijab-wearing woman allegedly pushed onto tube train track in central London
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Friday November 13 2015
The Daily Mail and Evening Standard report on a shocking incident on London Underground. Film footage shot at Piccadilly Circus Station appears to show an elderly man throw an hijab-wearing Muslim female into the path of an incoming train.
The film footage shot on the Bakerloo line platform at the station at around 4.10pm on Tuesday 10 November appears to show the man standing on the platform before allegedly moving toward his victim and pushing her onto the tracks as a tube train enters the station.
The Muslim female “miraculously” escaped with only minor injuries and received hospital treatment for grazes to her face.
Yoshiyuki Shinohara, 81, has been charged with attempted murder in connection with the incident. He was taken to Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday where he was remanded in custody until November 25 when he will appear before Blackfriars Crown Court.
British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident. Anyone with information should call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, quoting incident 405 of 10/11/2015, or by texting 61016. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The incident is the latest in a series of horrific assaults and abuses on public transport networks in recent weeks. A petition calling on Transport for London to do more to tackle hate crime on the capital’s public transport network was launched a few weeks ago following an incident on a bus in which an elderly Turkish male had his Zimmer frame thrown off a bus by a man who told him “I’ll shove a pig’s c*** in your mouth, what’s f****** Allah going to say about that? Put you on a page with Big Dave.”