Facebook users have expressed outraged over footage of a racist yob spraying a Muslim woman with Vanish spray in a supermarket.
The video, shared by Muslim community network 5Pillars, shows a man with a northern English accent spraying the cleaning fluid at women wearing headscarves.
British users of the social network expressed their disgust at the man’s actions, with many calling for the man to be tracked down and prosecuted.
Vile footage has emerged of a racist yob spraying Muslim women with Vanish in a supermarket
The footage, viewed by more than 1,000 followers of 5Pillars, records the man saying: ‘Let’s see if this f****** stuff works’
Imran Memon, one of the many who viewed the footage, commented: ‘This has become a norm in our community because they know they can get away with it.’
More than 6,000 people meanwhile viewed it in a post by anti-fascist group, ABF.
The group posted it with the caption: ‘Strange how these far-right cowards almost always target Muslim women, never the men…. how brave of them.’
John Johnson commented: ‘This is assault, where is the law or at least the store staff and manager? This guy needs to be dealt with,as has been pointed out he is doing this to women, what a coward.’
Facebook users called for the man, whose face is briefly shown (right), to be prosecuted
The poor quality of the footage means it is unclear where it was filmed and it is therefore not known whether it has been reported to the local police force.
The most recent figures show there was 80,393 reported hate crimes in the UK in the last full year for which figures are available.
Nearly 80% of those reported in 2016/17, more than 60,000 were classified as race hate crimes.