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Muslim woman allegedly ‘dragged along pavement by her hijab’ 

Muslim woman allegedly ‘dragged along pavement by her hijab’ 

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Friday December 16 2016

The London Evening Standard reports on an alleged Islamophobic attack on a woman in north London.

The victim, a 27 year old female, was “knocked down and dragged along the pavement by her hijab” by two men who approached her from behind and tried to forcibly remove her headscarf.

The victim had been visiting a friend at a hair salon when she was attacked. She was thrown to the ground and “dragged for several metres” by her hijab.

The incident happened on Hall Lane in Chingford, north London. Witnesses said the victim “was left lying on the floor for almost 20 minutes before managing to dial 999 and limp to a Turkish restaurant.”

A waiter at the Fes restaurant said: “The poor girl was shaking like a leaf, we had to sit her down and give her water before she could speak.”

A diner at the restaurant where the victim sought help said: “She was absolutely terrified and in tears”.

He told the paper, “She had back surgery last month and was really worried it was damaged again as she couldn’t walk by herself.

“As a Muslim myself, that could have been my mother or sister who was carried in so I felt really protective of her,” he added.

A spokesman for Scotland Yard confirmed officers were investigating the alleged incident which is believed to have happened just after 8.30pm on Wednesday, 14 December.


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