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Police launch investigation after Muslim mother suffers Islamophobic attack in Birmingham

Police launch investigation after Muslim mother suffers Islamophobic attack in Birmingham

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Tuesday June 13 2017

The Birmingham Mail reports on a police investigation underway after a Muslim mother was punched in the face and had water thrown over her during an alleged racist attack in the city.

The victim, 31, was reportedly in her car waiting at a set of traffic lights in Heathfield Road, Lozells, with her two children, when she was approached by a man.

The man is then believed to have racially abused her before attacking her through the open car window. The incident occurred at around 2.30pm on Sunday 11 June.

West Midlands Police said, “The 31-year-old year old woman had stopped at traffic lights, and had her windows open, when she was approached by a man who threw water at her.

“The man then racially abused her, before punching her in the face.

“The man, described as being black and wearing a hoodie, then walked off. Police enquiries are on-going to identify the man and anyone who saw the incident should call officers.”

Councillor Waseem Zaffar visited the victim after the attack and described the incident as an “Islamophobic attack”.

Superintendent Mat Shaer said, “We will not tolerate any report of hate crime, these crimes are committed by a small minority of people and are not representative of wider communities.”

Anyone with information on the attack should contact police on 101. Alternatively, members of the public can call Crimestoppers anonymous on 0800 555 111.

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