A brawl involving women in Muslim dress broke out in front of horrified shoppers as one woman had her hijab ripped from her head and thrown on the ground.
The brutal fight unfolded inside one of the UK’s biggest shopping centres and was filmed by a stunned shopper as they watched from the floor above.
Two groups of women had to be separated by members of the public as punches began to fly and screams pierced the air.
The incident reportedly lasted nearly two minutes outside an O2 store at Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield.
The women’s ages are unknown, but police said officers were called to the centre at around 8pm to reports of two teenage girls involved in a fight.
One of the girls suffered minor injuries, they said.
In the footage, one woman appears to punch another woman in the face. Terrified children stand and watch as another woman is allegedly punched and dragged to the floor by her hair.
The disturbing footage captured a woman’s hijab falling to the floor after she was apparently beaten.
Shoppers immediately got between those involved. However, the attacker then rushed towards another woman and grabbed her by the hair, according to the footage.
She held her while a friend appeared to punch her.
The first woman then hurled the victim to the ground.
The beaten woman got back to her feet and rushed towards them but several brave shoppers stepped in to break it up, the footage shows.
Two of the women were led away by a friend but one of them suddenly turned back and appeared to launch herself at the crowd.
She was restrained by several men and a female shop assistant.
A young boy was seen putting his arm around one of the women, pleading with her to stop and the group finally left.
Watch the video below:
Credit – Mirror