A case that made local and national headlines returned to the London courthouse on Thursday.
The 38-year-old woman charged with assault in connection with last month’s altercation at the Superking Supermarket in Westmount Mall did not appear in person.
Her lawyer was present, and told the court that the accused is in hospital undergoing mental health treatment.
A Farsi interpreter was also there, and will return for the woman’s next appearance on Thursday, August 4th.
Investigators say a Muslim woman was grocery shopping with her four-month-old son on June 20th when she was approached by a woman she didn’t know.
The victim was allegedly spat on and punched several times before the suspect is said to have grabbed the woman’s hijab and pulled her hair.
The suspect fled the scene.
After appealing to the public for assistance in identifying the suspect, police confirmed an arrest was made in the case on Tuesday, June 21st.