UK: Spate in hate crimes after terror attacks

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11 Jun 2017

UK- Hijab ripped off, woman knocked to the ground

In an alleged hate crime, a UK man ripped off a woman's hijab and knocked her to the ground.

The incident happened in Fengate, Peterborough, when she was accompanied by her three-year-old daughter.

Though the attacker didn't speak, police are treating it as a racially-motivated assault. The victim wasn't injured either.

There has been a spate in similar crimes after two recent terror attacks.

Recent terror attacks killed around 30

On May 23, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and injuring over 115. Few days ago, three terrorists drove a fan into pedestrians and went on a stabbing spree, killing eight people.

Aftermath

Spate in hate crimes amid terror attacks

Spate in hate crimes amid terror attacks

Two days ago, London mayor Sadiq Khan released police figures which showed Islamophobic attacks had increased five-fold, and racist incidents 40%, after the London attacks.

Reports included threats to a Muslim school, racist graffiti, a woman being told she shouldn't wear niqab, and another being spat on.

Khan has said police would adopt a "zero-tolerance approach".

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