Woman in Muslim clothing is set on fire in New York

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Police have released footage of a man who is believed to have set fire to a Scottish Muslim woman’s sleeve while she was shopping in New York.

The victim, named in media reports as Nemariq Al-Hinai, 35, from Glasgow, was assaulted on Midtown Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue at 8.58pm on Saturday night.

She was looking through the windows of designer clothes store Valentino after getting off a tourist bus when she ‘felt something warm on her left arm and noticed her blouse was on fire’.

Nemariq patted out the fire and observed a male standing next to her with a lighter in his hand before he fled the scene.

Nemariq, thought to be a dentist working in Hamilton, South Lanarksire, refused medical attention at the scene.

Police confirmed there had been no arrests but released a video of the prime suspect walking down the street.

It shows a man wearing a black hat, black tank top, black trousers and black shoes checking behind him and walking away from the incident.

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