Tube hijab attack investigated as hate crime

Hate crime The tweeted image of the alleged attack at the Tube station

Hate crime The tweeted image of the alleged attack at the Tube station

In a Twitter post picturing the alleged perpetrators, Abdulkadir claimed the man grabbed her headscarf before assaulting her friends.

Aniso Abulkadir, 18, was waiting for the Tube at Baker Street station after heading home with friends after a night out in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Uczciwek claimed that his partner "was attacked" by three people and that he had stepped in to "defuse it".

BTP confirmed the incident is under investigation as a hate crime, but as of Monday morning, no arrests had been made.

"As a result, one of the females in particular responded by making malicious completely false allegations against me and I would like to confirm I never hit or attacked anyone I simply defused the situation by separating them".

"The police is fully cooperating with me and will be able to obtain CCTV footage showing the three women attempting to attack my partner because we are in an interracial relationship".

She added: "He proceeded to verbally abuse my friends and I, pinning one of them against the wall and spitting in her face".

BTP urge anyone with information on the incident to get in touch by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40.

Earlier today Luxi Rajeswaran, who was with her friend Miss Abulkadir, at the time of the alleged incident said an argument broke out after another friend was body-shamed by the woman in the photograph.

"The woman was throwing out threats and was also verbally abusive". A spokesman from the force commented that, "Behaviour like this is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated".

A friend of Abdulkadir who appeared to have been involved also took to Twitter to try and identify the pair.

A thug who launched a vicious attack on a Muslim woman shouted, 'Show me your hair!' as he tried to pull off her hijab, a witness said. "This incident has been reported to us and we're investigating".

"Believe me, there were more than 20 to 30 people and not a single person helped".

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