Hawzah News Agency (London, UK) – Tell MAMA spoke with a family member who confirmed that the Metropolitan Police are investigating the Islamophobic incident.
Footage of the incident, seen by Tell MAMA, suggests that the incident occurred on the evening of September 8.
Tell MAMA has, on the request of the family member, declined to share the CCTV footage.
The family felt targeted due to their ethnicity, and that some family members wear the hijab, but having lived in the area for decades, had no previous experience of racist or Islamophobic incidents.
In 2017, vandalism was the third most common Islamophobic incident category reported to Tell MAMA, up 56 per cent from the previous reporting year, with 81 reports (10 per cent).
Tell MAMA defines vandalism as Islamophobic graffiti, damage to property, or the dumping of pork products or alcohol.
The perpetrator identified in the CCTV footage is a white male, described as being in his 30s or 40s.