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Radio host Maajid Nawaz ‘racially attacked’ outside London theatre | UK News



Radio host Maajid Nawaz has said he was “racially attacked” outside a London theatre.

The LBC presenter, who is a panellist on Sky News’ The Pledge, posted a picture of his badly cut face on Facebook following the incident on Monday evening.

He wrote: “Tonight I was racially attacked while alone outside Soho theatre, from behind, as I bent down to pick up my phone, which had dropped to the floor.

“The white male assailant called be a “f****g P*** as he hit me in the face with some kind of signet ring and ran away like a coward.

“He took nothing. He was just a racist.”

Maajid Nawaz in The Pledge
Mr Nawaz is a panellist on Sky News’ The Pledge

Mr Nawaz, who is the founder of counter-extremism think tank, the Quilliam Foundation, said witnesses who heard the racial abuse had given statements and police have the attacker’s face on CCTV.

He added: “My forehead will probably be scarred for life. But we will find you, you racist coward, and you will face British justice.”

The Metropolitan Police said they were called to a report of a racially aggravated assault at 7.10pm.

The suspect had fled the scene before officers arrived, no arrests have been made and an investigation has been launched, the force said.

Mr Nawaz has addressed the Senate’s homeland security committee on Islamist extremism.

In July 2013 he stood as a Liberal Democrat candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn.

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