Man arrested after ‘Muslim mum punched in face at Lozells traffic lights’

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A man has been arrested after a mother was allegedly racially abused in front of her two children.

The victim was reportedly sat in her car with her two young children and was waiting for traffic lights to change when she was approached by a man in Heathfield Road, in Lozells.

It is claimed the 31-year-old woman was then “racially abused” through the open window before the man threw water over her.

The woman was also allegedly punched her in the face during the incident, which happened at 2.30pm on Sunday.

Police said a man from Handsworth was arrested at 6.30pm on Thursday on suspicion of racially aggravated assault.

He remains in custody helping police with enquiries.

A West Midlands spokeswoman said: “A 34-year-old man from Handsworth was arrested at 6.30pm yesterday (15 June) on suspicion of racially aggravated assault.

“He is still in custody helping police with enquiries.”

Superintendent Mat Shaer, from Birmingham Police, said: “There can never be any excuse for hate crime and I would encourage anyone who is a victim of hate to report it to police on 101 or online at: http://www.report-it.org.uk. Clearly 999 should be used if a crime is in progress or offenders are at the scene.”

 

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