UK police are investigating an assault case against a 19-year-old female Cypriot student who studies in Manchester, it emerged on Monday.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the student reported to police that while she was out with four female friends, a man in his 30’s followed her and pulled out a lock of her hair.
The incident allegedly took place on Charles Street, off Oxford Road in the city centre on Friday at around 11pm.
As she was walking with her friends to a Greek restaurant she said she suddenly felt her hair was being pulled and turned around to see a scary looking man standing very close to her.
Looking down she saw a lock of her own hair on the ground.
“I felt something move on my hair. I turned and I saw him,” she told the paper.
“I asked him what he did and he said nothing. I shouted at him again and was touching my hair. I thought he had burnt my hair at first then I saw locks of my hair on the floor.”
“I shouted in Greek at my friends that he had cut my hair. He just ran off. When he heard my shout he just ran off.”
She said she did not know if the man was following her. Neither did she see any scissors or a knife and said he was not drunk.
The girl, who moved to the UK for her studies said “I was shocked. I am studying on my own here and my family are all in Cyprus.”