London, Aug 18 IBNS | 12 months ago

The teenaged British girl who had assaulted an 80-year-old Sikh man near a bus station in London is expected to be produced in court on Monday.


The attack, an incident of apparent hate crime, had caused widespread outrage after a video of it went viral online showing the elderly victim being punched in the face and shoved to the ground.

The seemingly unprovoked attack caused the man's turban to fall off and left him with a bloodied nose and black eye, British media reports said.

The 19-year-old girl was also seen on the video abusing the man and spitting on him before walking off near Coventry's Trinity Street at 8.30pm on August 10.

She was arrested by police following circulation of the video on social networking sites and faces charges related to "serious malicious wounding", which is punishable with up to five years in prison.

"This was a despicable, violent attack on an elderly man in broad daylight. The victim is an 80-year-old man, he was left with a bloodied nose and a black eye," Coventry Police chief Andy Nicholson was quoted as saying.

(Posted on 19-08-2013)