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Mum claims she was racially abused

PUBLISHED: 18:33 30 April 2008 | UPDATED: 14:43 25 August 2010

Bexley
24-04-08
Lesnes Abbey Park
Jaspreet Hundal suffered a racist attack
with her son. She didn't want her son's face showing

Bexley 24-04-08 Lesnes Abbey Park Jaspreet Hundal suffered a racist attack with her son. She didn't want her son's face showing

A MOTHER who claims she was racially abused, slapped and spat on is determined to bring her attackers to justice.

A MOTHER who claims she was racially abused, slapped and spat on is determined to bring her attackers to justice.

Jaspreet Hundal was walking her dog with her three-year-old son in Lesnes Abbey Ruins, Belvedere when she was attacked at 2.45pm.

A white man of around 40 called 'Steve' approached the family when his unleashed brown Staffordshire dog ran over to their black Labrador besides the park information building.

He was accompanied by a woman and was immediately aggressive.

Ms Hundal, 30, from Lower Belvedere said: "I tried to stop the dogs fighting, then he started shouting at my dog and swearing and kicked my dog.

"I asked him what he was doing when he turned aggressive and said: 'You f***ing foreigners you shouldn't be here, you shouldn't use this park.'

"He spat on my dog then he slapped me. I started screaming and called him a racist, then the woman slapped me.

"It all happened within a minute. I was really shaking but I feel so angry now."

When a park attendant appeared the couple denied the assault but when a witness intervened he was threatened by the man.

The couple walked off towards the Thamesmead Estate by the footbridge over Abbey Road.

Ms Hundal came to Britain from India in 2001 and moved to Lower Belvedere four months ago.

The first-year accountancy student at Bexley College was left impulsively weeping for a week after her ordeal and could not concentrate during lectures.

She added: "My child was crying when it happened and later on he said: 'Mummy, he slapped you' and I felt disgusted. Literally disgusted.

"If he sees racism towards me, what will he think of white people as he grows up?

"I feel very determined that something must happen to these people."

'Steve' was 5ft 7ins with close-shaven brown hair and was wearing a white T-shirt and dark jacket.

His partner was around 35, 5ft 3ins with very long brown hair, wearing a brown jumper and dark blue jeans.

Bexley police are interviewing witnesses of the assault and want anyone who can identify the racists to come forward.

Call PC Ben White with information on 0208 301 1212, or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.

jules.cooper@archant.co.uk

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