British Transport Police (BTP) are investigating an anti-Muslim hate incident on the London Underground which took place last week.
The Muslim woman, who wears, the hijab, was abused by a man who boarded the train at Clapham Common station in south London at 9:45 am on January 31.
During the journey, the man stood near the woman and mumbled “f***ing Muslims” several times. He then moved to a seat opposite and continued to stare at her until he departed the train at Bank station.
The woman then followed the perpetrator off the train where she witnessed him direct the same abuse at a group of Muslim women in headscarves at around 10:10 am.
She was then able to report the incident to a BTP officer after initially speaking with a member of TfL staff.
The woman then contacted our service to raise awareness.
She thanked Tell MAMA, the TfL staff member and the BTP officer for their support during the incident which made her uncomfortable, having never experienced such abuse when commuting before.
The perpetrator is described as a white male in his 40s or 50s with receding grey hair.
In our 2016 annual report, 85 incidents (13 per cent) took place on transport networks, which includes all forms of public transport and extends to bus stops, coach stations, train stations and London Underground stations.
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