Police were called to Piccadilly Circus tube station at around 4pm on Tuesday after an emergency call about a pensioner who allegedly pushed a Muslim woman wearing a hijab into an oncoming train on the London Underground.

The victim luckily only suffered minor injuries and the pensioner has now been charged with attempted murder.

Yoshiyuki Shinohara, 81, appeared before Westminster Magistrates Court and has been remanded in custody until November 25th when he will appear before Blackfriars Crown Court.

Was this a racist attack?