A Spanish woman was attacked on the tube in a racially-motivated assault for “not talking English”.

The incident took place on the Central line at around 3.45am on Saturday (April 7), while the victim, a 24-year-old woman, was talking to some friends in Spanish.

Two women nearby heard her and started shouting, saying she “should be talking in English when in England”.

They then grabbed her hair and pulled her around by her head, leaving the victim with injuries to her scalp and cuts to her face.

Police investigating the attack believe it may have taken place at while the train was travelling eastbound between Liverpool Street and Stratford.

The two suspects are described as black women and both had braided hair.

They were believed to be in their late twenties and one was wearing a brown jacket, while the other was wearing a black jacket.

The British Transport Police (BTP) said officers were currently making a number of enquiries, including looking at CCTV from the stations.

The force added it would like to speak to any witnesses from the night who recognise the descriptions of the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to call the BTP on: 0800 40 50 40, quoting reference: 91 of 7 April.