Muslim woman allegedly punched in London supermarket

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Pic of alleged assailant – London Police Service

Police in London, Ontario are looking for a woman who attacked a Muslim woman shopping with her four-month-old son in a supermarket.

The Muslim woman, wearing a hijab, was at the Superking Supermarket at 785 Wonderland Rd. S. at approximately 5 p.m. when another woman approached her and began shouting. The woman, in a red shirt emblazoned with the word CANADA and a maple leaft, was reported to have spat at the victim, punched her and pulled her scarf and hair.

The suspect, described as 5′ 5″ tall, about 150 lbs, and long black hair. then left the store. Witnesses say she had a heavy, unidentified accent. At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, officers arrested a 38-year-old London woman in connection with this incident. She is charged with one count of assault contrary to Section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

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The victim sustained only minor injuries.

Police said someone claiming to be the victim’s relative sent them tweets about the assault. The picture of the alleged assailant was taken by teh victim. The tweets, including two photographs of the suspect, were deleted at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

“We would like to find out ourselves what…the motive was. After that, then we will continue with the investigation,” a London police spokesperson said.

This incident is still under investigation and police are appealing to the public for more information. – CINEWS

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