A Muslim woman from Leicester who does not want to be identified tells Peter Bearne how she was spat in the face by a man as she was walking in Highfields.
Police say they've seen a rise in hate crimes and prejudice against British Muslims after the death of the British soldier, drummer Lee Rigby.
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Police have released CCTV images after a 74-year-old woman was grabbed and dragged along the ground in Handsworth.
The rain will become heavy at times, and also prolonged.
Rain will spread across the region by lunchtime, turning heavy in places. Staying cloudy with some brightness in the southeast later.