۲۹ مهر ۱۳۹۹ | Oct 20, 2020
Sheffield driver took 'correct action' calling police after Muslim schoolgirl is 'throttled with her own hijab' on bus

Redana Al-Hadi said she was travelling home with her sister and a group of friends from Silverdale School when she was throttled with her own hijab.

Hawzah News Agency - (Sheffield - UK) - Stagecaoch has insisted one of its drivers took the ‘correct action’ after a Sheffield schoolgirl said she was the victim of a racially aggravated attack on a bus.

Redana Al-Hadi said she was travelling home with her sister and a group of friends from Silverdale School when she was throttled with her own hijab.

The 14-year-old told how she suffered a fractured cheekbone and a bloody eye, while her sister sustained bruising to the inside of her leg.

According to the group Tell MAMA – which campaigns against anti-Muslim hate or Islamophobia – Redana’s family allege the bus driver failed to intervene to stop racist abuse before it escalated into violence.

A spokesperson for Stagecoach Yorkshire said: “We do not condone this kind of behaviour on our buses.

“Our driver took the correct action in calling the police at the time of the incident, and we have since provided the police with all the information we have to help with their investigation, including the CCTV from the bus.”

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said enquiries into the incident were ongoing.

The spokesperson added: “The investigation is also currently undergoing a full review. This will include revisiting and speaking to witnesses.

“Officers remain in contact with the victim and her family and are keeping them updated.

“A 40-year-old woman, arrested at the scene, has been given a caution for assault, while a 44-year-old man remains on police bail as enquiries continue.

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