Police appeal for witnesses to racially motivated assault in McDonald’s Bethnal Green

Police are on the trail of a woman who racially abused three Asian women in Bethnal Green McDonalds on 3rd October.

The three women, all aged 18 years, were inside McDonald’s on Bethnal Green Road at around 14.55hrs when they were racially abused by the suspect.

The three women left McDonald’s shortly afterwards but were then followed by the suspect to the junction of Roman Road and Victoria Park Square.

During this time the suspect continued to racially abuse the three women and spat at one of them. One of the women was grabbed by her headscarf and hair and the suspect hit her on the back of the neck three times.

The suspect is described as a black woman, aged around 40 years old wearing gold hooped earrings and a black coat.

On the afternoon of Wednesday, 3 October, three women, all Asian and aged 18 years old, attended Bethnal Green police station to report an assault by an unknown woman.

The women said that at around 14:55hrs that day they were inside McDonald’s on Bethnal Green Road when they were racially abused by the suspect.

The three women left the restaurant shortly afterwards but were then followed by the suspect to the junction of Roman Road and Victoria Park Square.

The suspect continued to racially abuse the women and then spat at one of them. She also grabbed one of the women by her headscarf and hair and hit her on the back of the neck three times.

The three women escaped and went straight to the police station.

Police believe the assault was witnessed by a man in his 20s, who attempted to intervene. They would like to speak to this man.

DC Anton Arulnayagam of Central East Command is in charge of the case and asks that anyone with information contact him or his colleagues via 101 or call Central East Command on 07500 975395. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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