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Hijab wearer ‘a symbol of unity’

‘Heartwarming’: The young woman comforts the victim and her partner PICTURE: SAM CLACK/IAN LEONARD

THE kindness of a woman in a hijab who comforted knife attack victims has been hailed as a symbol of Manchester’s unity.

The young woman was pictured helping a woman in her 50s who was stabbed in the face and abdomen. The victim’s partner, next to her, was also stabbed.

‘The woman with hijab helping victims is far more reflective of Muslims than the idiot with a knife,’ tweeted the north-west’s former chief prosecutor Nazir Afzal.

‘Heartwarming to see a Muslim hijab-wearing woman helping provide comfort to the victims,’ added Mohammed Shafiq of the Ramadhan Foundation.

‘Good people exist. We can’t let the actions of a few taint our view of the many,’ tweeted @MancSel.