Man in his 60s arrested after vile harassment of Muslim schoolgirls, saying they should be sterilised
A man who allegedly followed a group of Muslim schoolgirls, hurling racist abuse at them, has been arrested in London.
The individual, believed to be in his 60s, was taken into custody after footage emerged of a man following a number of female students down the street and telling the camera they should be sterilised.
A face is not seen in the video, however, a voice can be heard calling the girls "c*nts" and telling them they should be injected in order to "burn their ovaries out" so they "can't multiply."
Filmed outside Central Foundation Girls School, in Bow, east London, the man tells the camera: "These c*nts are going to breed like "f*cking rats, I tell you. Look at it, another lot here. Down the f*cking road here, look. Hundreds of these c*nts, look."
"This was England. Everywhere you look, they've all got f*cking saris on, look," he adds, before mentioning Nazi Josef Mengele, who hand-selected prison camp victims for medical experiments during the Holocaust.
The video is currently being investigated by the Metropolitan Police, which received reports of "racist and abusive video footage" posted online on Friday.
The racist video has been condemned by Mayor of Tower Hamlets - the east London Borough where the incident occurred - John Biggs and Councillor Asma Begum.
In a joint statement, the pair claimed Tower Hamlets was home to people "from all over the world" and that they would always be there to stand up for their multicultural community.
"We are aware of the video that has been circulated showing a man making extremely offensive comments outside Central Foundation Girls School," they said. "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."
The statement continued: "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."
On Monday night, a man in his 60s was held by police on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence.
A Met spokesperson claimed: "The footage is believed to have been captured in Tower Hamlets and shows schoolgirls, some of whom are wearing hijab head coverings. 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 any further information relating to the incident is asked to call the police on 101.