Muslim girl wearing hijab pushed over in “religiously aggravated” attack

Northamptonshire Police are treating the attack as a possible hate crime

Police believe an assault on a Muslim teenager in Kettering who was wearing a hijab may have been “religiously aggravated”.

The 13-year-old victim was pushed over by a stranger as she was walking along Whiteford Drive just before 5pm on Wednesday 11 November.

She was left shaken by the incident and suffered minor injuries.

The man who pushed her over was white, obese, about 5ft 6in and aged between 40 and 48.

He had white hair with a bald patch on the top of his head and was wearing dark clothes.

After pushing over the girl he ran away towards Spring Rise.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has any information about the offender.

Witnesses or anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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