Radio host ‘is battered by signet ring-wearing racist in attack outside a London theatre’

A radio host says he will be ‘scarred for life’ after he was battered in the face by a man during a racist attack. 

Maajid Nawaz, a presenter on LBC and an anti-extremism campaigner, says a white man struck him from behind outside the Soho Theatre in London.

The host says the attacker hit him in the face as he bent down to pick up his phone and called him a ‘f***ing P***’ before running away.

In a series of tweets, Mr Nawaz posted a photo of a bloodied cut to his forehead and said the man racially abused him and then hit him with ‘a signet ring’.

In a series of tweets, Mr Nawaz posted a photo of a bloodied cut to his forehead and said the man racially abused him and then hit him with 'maybe a signet ring'

In a series of tweets, Mr Nawaz posted a photo of a bloodied cut to his forehead and said the man racially abused him and then hit him with 'maybe a signet ring'

In a series of tweets, Mr Nawaz posted a photo of a bloodied cut to his forehead and said the man racially abused him and then hit him with 'maybe a signet ring'

In a series of tweets, Mr Nawaz posted a photo of a bloodied cut to his forehead and said the man racially abused him and then hit him with 'maybe a signet ring'

In a series of tweets, Maajid Nawaz (pictured) posted a photo of a bloodied cut to his forehead after he was attacked outside the Soho Theatre in London

Mr Nawaz, a presenter on LBC and an ant-extremism campaigner, says a white man beat him from behind and called him a 'f***ing p***' before running away

Mr Nawaz, a presenter on LBC and an ant-extremism campaigner, says a white man beat him from behind and called him a 'f***ing p***' before running away

Mr Nawaz, a presenter on LBC and an ant-extremism campaigner, says a white man beat him from behind and called him a ‘f***ing p***’ before running away

The attacker then ran away ‘like a coward’ and ‘took nothing. He was just a racist,’ Mr Nawaz said. 

The Metropolitan Police said they were called to a report of a racially aggravated assault in Dean Street at 7.10pm on Monday.

The suspect had fled the scene before officers arrived, no arrests have been made and an investigation has been launched, police said.

Mr Nazaz said: ‘My forehead will probably be scarred for life. But we will find you, you racist coward, and you will face British justice.’

In one tweet he said there were witnesses who heard the racial abuse, and they gave statements to the police – who ‘have his face of CCTV’.

Mr Nawaz is the founder of the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism organisation and presents a show on LBC radio on weekend lunchtimes.

He asked not to be contacted, but thanked those who had offered their support. 

In one tweet, Mr Nazaz said: 'My forehead will probably be scarred for life. But we will find you, you racist coward, and you will face British justice'

In one tweet, Mr Nazaz said: 'My forehead will probably be scarred for life. But we will find you, you racist coward, and you will face British justice'

In one tweet, Mr Nazaz said: ‘My forehead will probably be scarred for life. But we will find you, you racist coward, and you will face British justice’

Mr Nawaz is the founder of the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism organisation and presents a show on LBC radio on weekend lunchtimes

Mr Nawaz is the founder of the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism organisation and presents a show on LBC radio on weekend lunchtimes

Mr Nawaz is the founder of the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism organisation and presents a show on LBC radio on weekend lunchtimes

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