Paving slab thrown at woman wearing a hijab in unprovoked racist attack

The woman ducks out of the way just in time (Picture: Ben Lack Photography Ltd) © Provided by Metro

This is the horrifying moment a man threw a paving slab at a woman wearing a hijab in a suspected racist attack.

Footage shows a woman standing on a street in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, on Tuesday when a hooded man comes charging towards her.

He is seen carrying a large slab in both hands, before throwing it at the woman’s head.

The woman is able to duck out of the way just in time.

She is filmed running away from the attacker towards two bystanders.

The attacker walks away with one hand in his pocket as the woman can be seen clutching the side of her head.

West Yorkshire Police said they have arrested a 57-year-old man on suspicion of assault.

‘We can assure residents such incidents are treated extremely seriously.’

Source: Metro