A man who allegedly followed a group of Muslim girls and hurled racist abuse at them has been arrested.
The man, who is believed to be in his 60s, was taken into custody after footage emerged of a group of girls walking along a street in East London.
A voice can be heard calling them ‘c**ts’ and telling them they should be injected in order to ‘burn their ovaries out’ so they ‘can’t multiply’.
Man releases torrent of racist abuse against Muslim girls
The girls were filmed outside Central Foundation Girls School, in Bow, east London, on Friday afternoon.
He repeatedly refers to the schoolgirls as ‘c**ts’ and mutters ‘this was England’ while walking past one smaller group.
The man continues to follow the children saying they ‘are going to breed like f***ing rats’ before mentioning Nazi Josef Mengele, who during the Holocaust hand-selected prison camp victims for medical experiments.
On camera, the man says the schoolgirls should be injected to make them infertile.
Police are investigating and the video has been condemned by Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs and Councillor Asma Begum.
In a statement, the pair said: ‘We are aware of the video that has been circulated showing a man making extremely offensive comments outside Central Foundation Girls School.
‘We condemn the use of this inflammatory rhetoric. Tower Hamlets is home to people from all over the world and we are proud of our history which has been enriched by migration.’
They added: ‘We will always challenge negativity like this and stand up for all our community.
‘We have been in touch with the school and will be offering them support and continuing to monitor this situation.
‘We are one community in Tower Hamlets and stand shoulder to shoulder against those who try and divide us.’
The Met Police received reports of ‘racist and abusive video footage’ posted online on Friday.
‘The footage is believed to have been captured in Tower Hamlets and shows schoolgirls, some of whom are wearing hijab head coverings,’ a Met spokesperson said.
‘A male voice can be heard on the clip providing abusive and offensive commentary.
‘The children appeared unaware of the filming and no allegations have been made to police.’
Anyone who witnessed the filming or has information relating is asked to call police on 101.