APPEAL: Muslim woman in hijab assaulted on a bus in Ealing

The Metropolitan Police is appealing for information after a Muslim woman was abused and assaulted by a man on a bus in Ealing in west London.

The assault occurred on the evening of November 27, 2022, at around 22:30hrs, on the 207 bus, which departed from Westfield Shopping Centre in White City.

Per the Metropolitan Police, the man began speaking to her, and when she told him not to do so, Β he carried on with his unwanted harassment before assaulting her. She did not require hospitalisation following the assault, the statement adds.

The male suspect exited the bus at Uxbridge Road, close to the town hall.

Tell MAMA continues highlighting the abuse, threats and violence Muslim women face when using public transport.

Having recovered the CCTV from the bus, police are launching a public appeal for information and wish to speak to the man pictured.

Tell MAMA, as a nationally recognised confidential third-party support service, and we can liaise with any witnesses who wish to come forward if they do not directly wish to speak with police. And that includes those who experience such anti-Muslim and Islamophobic hate crimes.

Anyone who can help with the investigation can call 101 quoting the reference 1753/27Nov22.