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Man charged for assaulting Muslim woman in Bristol

Man charged for assaulting Muslim woman in Bristol

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Friday September 26 2014

BBC News reports on the charges brought against a man who assaulted a Muslim woman in Bristol city centre.

Jack Hughes, 26, was arrested in August over the incident, which occurred in July, and will face charges of racially or religiously aggravated common assault when he appears before Bristol Magistrates’ Court on 13 November.

Hasina Khan, was walking to work when the man approached her ranting about events in the Middle East before spitting on her. His saliva hit her face and her headscarf. In an interview with the Bristol Post after the incident, Hasina said, I’ve read so many reports that hate crime towards Muslim women is increasing in the UK, but nothing really prepares you for what to do if it happens and how humiliating, terrifying and dirty it makes you feel.”


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