Police in London are investigating a suspected Islamophobic attack on a woman in Southwark as she travelled through the capital on a bus between Kings Cross and Peckham. Officers were called at approximately 8.10pm on 28 October to reports of a woman being subject to racial abuse on a route 63 bus on London Road, Southwark.

Officers attended and spoke to a woman in her forties, who was injured as a result of being punched in the head and kicked off the bus by two female suspects. The suspects were heard by the victim and witnesses shouting racist and Islamophobic abuse at the victim before and after the attack.

The victim was badly shaken and taken to a central London hospital for treatment. She has since been discharged. Both suspects are described as black females aged in their twenties. No arrests have been made and officers from the Roads and Transport Policing Command continue to investigate.

It is believed that a number of passengers may have filmed the incident and taken pictures of the suspects. Police are urging anyone with footage or images of the incident to get in touch. Anyone with information is urged to call police on 101, quoting reference 3031350/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800-555-111.