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Appeal after racially aggravated assault in fast food restaurant

News   •   Jan 17, 2018 11:20 GMT

[APPEAL: Do you recognise these women?]

Detectives from Waltham Forest have released images of two women they would like to speak to in connection with a racially aggravated assault.

Just after 20:30hrs on Monday, 6 November the victim, a 15-year-old girl of Asian appearance was eating with friends in a fast food restaurant in Albert Crescent, Waltham Forest, when food was thrown at her.

She turned around to speak to two women who she believed had thrown the food. The women then racially abused her.

The older of the two women then pulled the victim’s hair causing her to fall to the floor. Both suspects kicked the victim whilst she was on the ground.

As the victim stood up, a hot drink was thrown at her face.

Police and London Ambulance Service attended the scene. The victim sustained a broken arm during the assault.

Suspect one is aged in her 50s, and suspect two was aged in her early to mid-20s.

It is believed that the women could be mother and daughter.

Detective Constable Rosie Doyle, from Waltham Forest CID, said: “This was an unprovoked and vicious attack which has left the victim very shaken and with a serious injury. If you recognise the women in these pictures, we would urge you to get in touch.

“We do not tolerate hate crime of any form and encourage victims and witnesses to come forward and report such incidents to the police."

If you saw the attack or have any information which could assist the investigation, please call police on 101 or on Twitter at @MetCC or @MPSWForest.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.