“Finally I got the mobile and gave it to the police.” The evidence and Mr Nosrati’s testimony was instrumental in prosecuting the attackers, who were jailed for religiously and racially aggravated assault and affray at Liverpool Crown Court on Wednesday.
Earlier today Luxi Rajeswaran, who was with her friend Miss Abulkadir, at the time of the alleged incident said an argument broke out after another friend was body-shamed by the woman in the photograph. Ania has never had a racial encounter like this before and has been left so upset by it,' the 18-year-old said.‘It’s the worst thing that could happen to have it removed, she chooses to wear it and it’s for her own reasons.
Speaking to Mail Online, Miss Rajeswaran claimed her friend was set upon by a man who attempted to pull off her headscarf shouting: 'Show me your hair! It’s stripping her of her dignity to do that,’ she added.
“I decided to go in and do something by myself,” Mr Nosrati said, describing how he launched himself at Faruq in an attempt to grab the phone.
“He punched me in the face but eventually I got him in a headlock and down on the floor.
This incident has been reported to is and we're investigating.' Miss Rajewaran, who has just completed sixth form and is planning on attending university in the Autumn, also recounted the incident on Twitter.