London police hunting for Islamophobic attacker of hijab-clad mother and daughter

London police hunting for Islamophobic attacker of hijab-clad mother and daughter
The police on Friday released an image of a woman thought to be the perpetrator of an Islamophobic attack against a mother and daughter in London's North Ealing station.
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31 August, 2019
The police released an image of the woman thought to be the attacker [BTP]
The British Transport Police on Friday released an image of a woman thought to be the perpetrator of an alleged racial attack on a visibly Muslim family in London.

Last week, a mother in her 60s and daughter in her 30s, both accompanied by two children, were beaten until they sustained serious injuries in an Islamophobic attack at an underground station in West London. 

A relative of the two women described the attack as racially-motivated, saying they were mocked for wearing the hijab before being beaten at the North Ealing station.

The relative, who spoke to The New Arab, said the victims were accompanied by the 30-year-old's two children - a three-year-old and a five-year-old - who were visiting their grandmother from abroad. 

The family caught the attention of the attacker while leaving the station, who began to spew verbal abuse at the family in the lead up to the attack.

The young female attacker herself said the two were "idiots" for wearing the Muslim headscarf.

She then proceeded to beat the 30-year-old before dragging her body into the toilets were she launched a vicious physical attack.

The mother the followed the two into the toilets to help stop the attack but was pushed twice and beaten herself, causing serious injury.

She was left with broken ribs while he daughter suffered from internal bleeding and a black eye.

The victims' relative confirmed no one had come to assist the pair during the brutal assault and said the police showed up after one and a half hours despite the urgency of the situation.

In a statement, the British Transport Police released a photo of a woman thought to be the perpetrator and urged the public to come forward if they have any information.

"Anyone who knows her is asked to contact BTP by texting 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 and quoting reference number 442 of 23/08/19," they said. 

The New Arab has contacted British Transport Police for a comment.

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