Police in Southwark have released images of two women they are keen to speak with following an anti-Muslim attack against a Muslim woman in her 40s.
The incident took place on October 28 at roughly 20:10. Officers responded to reports that a Muslim woman experiencing racial and religious verbal abuse. As police arrived, the suspects had punched the Muslim woman in the head, and kicked her off the bus. The verbal abuse continued after the assault.
Police confirmed that the main suspects are two black women in their 20s. Nor have they made any arrests. The story made national headlines last month.
An eyewitness tweeted that the woman was visibly Muslim.
Just witnessed a hate crime at the Elephant. Muslim woman in hijab kicked backwards off a bus to the floor
— Antonia Bance (@antoniabance) October 28, 2015
With the release of fresh CCTV they also hope to speak to witnesses who may have photographed or filmed the attack and abuse.
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) December 16, 2015
Did you travel on the number 63 bus on the evening of October 28? It departed from Kings Cross towards Peckham. The incident happened on London Road in Southwark. Do you recognise the women in the CCTV photos?
Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, quoting reference number 3031350/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.