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Woman’s hijab pulled down on London street in racial assault

Police said that the woman was not injured from the attack but was shocked and distressed by what happened

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A man pulled down the hijab of a woman walking on a London street in a racially motivated assault, British daily The Guardian reported on Sunday.

The victim who was in her 20s was walking with a female friend in the British capital at around 7:30pm local time on September 28, when she was approached by two men from behind.

One of them pulled down the hijab she was wearing before both ran off, the Metropolitan police said.

The first suspect is described as white, in his late 20s or early 30s, with blond or ginger shaved hair and stubble, while the other man he was with looked to be of Mediterranean appearance.

Police said that the woman was not injured from the attack but was shocked and distressed by what happened.