Woman scalped in horrific 'racially motivated' attack at train station

A woman has been SCALPED in a horrific race hate attack in London.

The Metropolitan Police have issued an urgent appeal to help trace a suspect.

The woman was scalped in an unprovoked race hate attack, cops believe.

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The incident unfolded in East Croydon, at the rail station, on December 18.

No arrests have been made two months on.

Met Detective Constable Becky Hughes said: “Tackling violent crime, especially against women and girls, remains our main priority.

“This was an entirely unprovoked assault which continued whilst the victim was lying on the ground.

“I would urge anyone who was there, or who recognizes the person whose image we have released today, to come forward. We need to identify and speak with him.”

The victim, aged 31, had a portion of hair ripped from her scalp.

The victim had just exited a bus when she was set upon.

The Met Police has issued an appeal today and is telling anyone with information to get in touch.

If you have details, you are urged to contact police on 07880 429486.

Alternatively, get in touch with officers via 101 quoting reference CAD 5448/18Dec.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or tweet @MetCC with any information if you are on social media website Twitter.

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