Accused in attack on Muslim woman in Ontario supermarket getting treatment: lawyer

WATCH ABOVE: Woman charged with assault in alleged London supermarket attack

LONDON, Ont. — The case of a woman charged with assaulting a Muslim woman in a London, Ont., supermarket last month returned to court Thursday, but the accused didn’t appear.

The lawyer for the 38-year-old woman told the court that her client is in hospital undergoing mental health treatment.

READ MORE: Woman has hijab pulled, is punched and spat on in attack in Ontario supermarket: police

Investigators say a Muslim woman was grocery shopping with her four-month-old son on June 20 when she was approached by a woman she didn’t know.

They say she suffered minor injuries when she was allegedly spat on, punched several times, her hijab grabbed and her hair pulled before the attacker fled the scene.

READ MORE: Suspect charged after London, Ont. woman wearing hijab assaulted in supermarket: police

After appealing to the public for assistance in identifying the suspect, police confirmed an arrest was made in the case on June 21.

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The woman, who is charged with assault, is to appear in court on Aug. 4.