Mother of three assaulted on the Central Line
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Wednesday January 24 2018
BBC News reports that a mother was racially abused on a Tube train by another woman, who also threatened to have her children kidnapped.
The assault took place on the Central Line at 6.30PM on 28 December, according to British Transport Police.
The mother, who is in her 30s, got on the tube at Oxford Circus with her three children, aged between two and five.
After asking the woman sitting opposite to stop swearing in front of her children, she received a twenty-minute “torrent of verbal abuse”, according to police officers. The woman became aggressive and racially abusive towards the mother and the three children, as she threatened to kidnap them.
When the mother stood up to confront her, she was kicked in the stomach by the woman, who got off at Mile End Tube Station shortly after.
PC Alom Uddin said “This was an utterly awful experience for the woman and her children, who were all terrified by the woman’s aggressive and disgraceful actions.
“We will never tolerate hate crime on the rail network and are working hard to identify the person responsible.”
A picture of the assailant was captured by a passenger. She had long, wavy, dark brown hair, and wore a dark green jacket and grey trousers.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BTP by sending a text to 61016 or by calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 362 of 28/12/2017. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Anyone who suffers an Islamophobic hate crime and is in immediate danger should contact police on 999. You can report Islamophobic hate crime to police on the non-emergency number 111 or via MEND’s Islamophobia Response Unit (IRU) here.
Reporting incidents to MEND’s IRU is important because it allows us to monitor levels of abuse and compile accurate data on the levels of Islamophobia – even if you do not wish to report your experiences to the police.
It is also an important tool for victims as we can help you contact and deal with the police (if you chose to do so), and signpost you towards free legal advice and emotional support that may be available.