Muslim woman verbally abused by racist yob – twice in a week

A Muslim woman was told to get back to her own country twice in a week by a racist yob – despite her being white and British.

Police said it appeared the woman’s headscarf attracted the attention of the man. She was subjected to abuse on two separate occasions within days. The lady was walking in the Beaumont Park area with her son when she was verbally attacked.

The first incident happened on September 5 at around 3pm and the second on September 8 at around 6pm. Among other things, the suspect shouted at the woman to “get back to her own country”. The victim is white and British.

Police fear there may be other victims who have not yet come forward, as the area is in the vicinity of a mosque.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40s or early 50s. He was wearing an open shirt with a white vest underneath.

Anyone with any information should contact 101 and quote crime reference EC/13/8782.

Plymouth Herald, 21 September 2013