LONDON:A woman allegedly had a hijab pulled off in a racist attack in north London, Met Police have said.

A probe has been launched by officers following the alleged racially-motivated assault in Haringey.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, was approached from behind by two men as she walked down High Road.

As they crossed the road by The College of Haringey, one of the men is alleged to have pulled down her hijab before both men ran off in the direction of Pelham Road.

The victim was not injured but is said to have been shocked and distressed by the incident.

Detective Constable Ben Cousin said: ‘The was a shocking attack in broad daylight in the middle of a busy street.

‘Racially and religiously motivated crimes will not be tolerated I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this attack to contact police.’

The first suspect is described as a white man, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, with blond or ginger shaved hair and