Police have made an arrest after five students were racially abused and one was attacked.
The female victims were waiting for a bus at Newcastle Bus Station when they spotted a man urinating in the street.
He then approached the group, spat at them and made racially abusive comments.
The incident then turned violent when he head-butted one of the Keele University students and then tried to pull off her hijab.
Now officers investigating the hate crime have confirmed a 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault.