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Detectives investigating an incident in Tottenham where a woman had her hijab removed have released an e-fit in the hope of identifying one of the suspects.

At approximately 19:30hrs on Wednesday, 28 September the victim, a woman aged in her 20s, was walking along High Road, N15 with her friend, another woman.

As they crossed the road by The College of Haringey, Enfield & North East London, the victim was approached from behind by two males.

One of the males pulled down the hijab the victim was wearing before both suspects made off in the direction of Pelham Road, N15.

The victim was not injured but was shocked and distressed by the incident.

The first suspect is described as a white man, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, with blond or ginger shaved hair and stubble. He was approximately 5ft 6ins tall and was wearing a burgundy coloured hooded top and carrying a Tesco bag in his right hand.

The second suspect is aged in his late 20s or early 30s, clean shaven with spiky hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top.

Officers are treating this as a hate crime and are liaising with representatives from the local community and the council. The victim continues to be supported by officers from Haringey.

Detective Constable Ben Cousin, of Haringey Community Safety Unit, said: “This was a shocking attack in broad daylight in the middle of a busy street. Racially and religiously motivated crimes will not be tolerated. The victim has given us a good description of the two suspects and from this we have been able to generate an e-fit of one of the suspects. I would appeal to anyone who recognises the man or anyone who witnessed the incident to please come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Haringey Police via 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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