By Leon Symons, May 6, 2010
A rabbi needed eight stitches in a head wound after a vicious assault by two bottle-wielding men in Golders Green in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Rabbi Yossi Simon, a mohel, and his two sons had been loading a vehicle at the London Jewish Family Centre with equipment for a Lag b'Omer parade in Stamford Hill.
"We were approached by two men who were very drunk and started throwing bottles at me," Rabbi Simon said. "Then they started punching me in the face. It was a frightening experience.