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Woman attacked outside Perth supermarket

AAP logoAAP 18/12/2016

A woman wearing a hijab has allegedly been verbally abused, attacked with a beer bottle and had her headscarf stolen in an unprovoked attack outside a Perth shopping centre.

The woman was allegedly assaulted after an exchange of words with a man outside the Beeliar Village complex quickly escalated into a physical fight on Friday night.

He allegedly called her a "f***ing Muslim" before smashing his beer bottle as she walked towards him, hitting her back and shoulders, according to Mariam Veiszadeh from Islamophobia Register Australia.

The woman's headscarf came off during a scuffle, before the man ran off with it and dumped it near the shopping complex.

Witnesses reportedly came to the woman's aid before police visited her home later that evening.

Western Australia Police have been contacted for comment.

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