A pensioner has been remanded in custody on suspicion of attempted murder after a visible Muslim woman was allegedly pushed into an oncoming London Underground train.
Police were called to Piccadilly Circus station at around 4.10pm on Tuesday, November 10, where the alleged incident took place on one of the station’s Bakerloo line platforms.
The Muslim woman, who wears the hijab, suffered minor injuries, and had her cuts treated in hospital.
Yoshiyuki Shinohara, 81, of no fixed abode, appeared before Westminster Magistrate’s Court yesterday. He will appear before Blackfriars Crown Court on November 25.
A video of the alleged incident has appeared across social media platforms:
Islamophobia and anti-Muslim hatred on the rise in the UK. Its scary. This women was pushed towards a train pic.twitter.com/2f1yYgVjja
— Mustafa Field (@mustafafield) November 13, 2015
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