On the evening of Wednesday 29th September, a Woman had her Hijab ripped off her head in a religiously motivated hate crime outside of the College of Haringey, located in north London, England.
The attack occurred at 7.30pm in broad daylight, the victim, described to be in her 20s, was walking with another female friend. as they were crossing the road near the College of Haringey, two men approached the women from behind. One of the men pulled the victim's hijab before both fleeing the seen. The woman was left “shocked and distressed” after the racially motivated hate crime.
One of the assaulters was described as white, about 5ft 6in, wearing a burgundy hooded top, carrying a Tesco bag in his right hand, estimated to be in his late 20s or early 30s, with blonde or ginger shaved hair and stubble. The second man was wearing a gray hooded top and had a Mediterranean appearance, suspected to be in his in his late 20s or early 30s, clean shaven, with spiky hair.
Detective Constable Ben Cousin of the Metropolitan Police’s Haringey Community Safety Unit released a statement regarding the incident, "This was a shocking attack in broad daylight in the middle of a busy street. Racially and religiously-motivated crimes will not be tolerated. I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this attack to contact police."
The woman was not injured in the assault.