Teenager wearing hijab knocked unconscious demonstrates rise in hate crime in London

CCTV footage shows woman wearing a hijab attacked from behind; revealing the reality of what many Young Muslim women face today

Ryan Ramgobin
Monday 07 September 2015 15:20 BST
Teenager wearing hijab knocked unconscious

Shocking images of a teenager wearing a hijab attacked in Plaistow in East London have been republished amid Scotland Yard statistics showing hate crime in the capital has almost doubled in the past year.

The footage emerged in 2012 when then 34-year-old, Michael Ayoade, knocked then 16-year-old Tasneem Kabir unconscious, as she made her way to college.

Scotland Yard statistics indicate that the number of hate crimes almost doubled in the twelve months to June, from 406 to 800.

Victims similar to Ms Kabir will speak out in a documentary, Inside Out: Behind The Veil, broadcast on BBC1 on Monday evening.

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