Scotland Yard Arrest Two People
Scotland Yard have arrested two people in connection with an incident where a Muslim mother’s hijab was ripped off. The alleged “racist” attack is said to have happened as the woman went to collect her children from school from private Islamic primary school Al-Khair in south London.
On her way to collect her two young children, the mother explained how a number of women started “shouting and hurling abuse”.
They allegedly asked if she was hot in the headscarf – before yanking it off and punching her.
Wishing to remain anonymous, the mother, said, “They pulled my headscarf off and started punching and kicking me. One was dragging my head down while the others were hitting me. They were being so racist and using derogatory terms.”
She said she was left with whiplash and chunks of hair missing, but suffered no significant physical harm and the London Ambulance Service was not called.
The alleged attack in Derby Road, Croydon, close to the school, only stopped when another parent jumped in, according to police.
Officers were called to the scene at about 3pm. Two women, aged 18 and 35, were arrested on suspicion of assault and a racially aggravated public order offence.
They were taken to a police station before being bailed to return at a later date. Officers continue to investigate, Scotland Yard said.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “We take any offence seriously. We have made two arrests in connection with our ongoing investigation.”