London: A group of Muslim men were hurled with racial slurs by a blonde woman while walking down a road after paying their respects at a cemetery as part of Eid rituals in the UK, police has said.
The 43-year-old blonde-haired woman in a red car was filmed yelling racial abuses at the men.
Outside Dewsbury cemetery this morning while Muslims were visiting their deceased as part of Eid ritualsPure racism – registration number YK06 NTD – if anyone knows who this is please report to police as a hate crime
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In a statement, the West Yorkshire police said a group of Asian men were walking near to Dewsbury Cemetery when a vehicle pulled up alongside them and a female passenger shouted racial abuse.
The police, however, did not identify the nationality of the men.
A video of the incident shows the woman who is a passenger in a small red car, aggressively targeting the men, the Huddersfield Examiner reported.
Police investigating the incident initially appealed for witnesses for a red BMW Mini Cooper but have since confirmed the woman has been arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence and is currently in police custody.
The men – identified by local media as Muslims – had reportedly been paying respects at the cemetery as part of Eid rituals when the incident happened on Friday.
“This was an incredibly distressing experience and our enquiries are very much underway to identify those involved.
The victims were understandably left shocked and upset following this incident,” said Superintendent Roger Essell, Kirklees District Police.
“We take a robust stance against any kind of racial abuse, Essell added.