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Indian women subjected to racist abuse in Melbourne

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 18:47

Sydney: The Australian police are searching for a woman for racially attacking two Indian women in Melbourne.

The mystery woman, believed to be in her 30s, threatened the two women, both aged in their 20s, and slapped one across the face after they got off the bus at the corner of Queen and Collins streets.

Police said the incident was sparked after one of the victims accidentally bumped her bag into the attacker when getting on the Bay Street bus in Port Melbourne at 12.30 pm on December 12, the Herald Sun reports.

She turned to apologise, but the woman launched a racist verbal attack on her.

After continued abuse the victims left the bus, but were followed by the angry woman and a friend.

The attacker slapped one woman across the face and knocked a phone from the hand of the other victim, who was trying to call police.

As the phone smashed on the ground, the attacker warned the two women not to call police before fleeing in a taxi.

According to the report, police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The offender is described as being about 160cm tall, of a very solid build, with short, spiky blonde hair.

She was wearing three-quarter length blue pants and a black, short-sleeved T-shirt with Burberry written on the front, the report added.


First Published: Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 18:46
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