Bag of vomit thrown at Muslim woman's car in suspected hate crime

White van is said to have swerved towards the two women to throw the bag of foul smelling liquid

Caroline Mortimer
Wednesday 14 June 2017 16:53
The women felt nauseous because of the 'vomit-like' odour
The women felt nauseous because of the 'vomit-like' odour

A “bag of vomit” was reportedly been thrown at a car carrying two Muslim women in Blackburn.

The pair told anti-Islamophobia charity Tell Mama that they were driving in the Lancashire town when a white van swerved towards them on a quiet road.

The bag was then thrown at the driver’s window with such force it “thudded” against the window on the driver’s side.

One of the women she believed they had been targeted because of the way they looked. Both were wearing hijabs,

She said the foul smelling liquid in the bag had a "vomit-like" in odour and appearance, which left her and her friend feeling nauseous.

Fortunately the drivers' window was closed, otherwise the bag would have landed inside the car.

The women were able to follow the van and photograph its number plate. The pair then parked the car and photographed the window which was hit.

Tell Mama told The Independent that Lancashire Police had been informed of the incident by the victim and were investigating. The force could not confirm this.

Both suspects were described as white, in the 20s or 30s, with medium builds.

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