Crime

Rabbi reveals Stamford Hill synagogue brawl was sparked by party dispute

By Rosa Doherty and Marcus Dysch, March 25, 2015

An attack on a synagogue in north London in the early hours of Sunday morning was sparked by a Jewish teenager's dispute with a party-goer, the JC understands.

The incident led to a group of teenagers smashing doors and windows at the Ahavas Torah building in Craven Park Road, Stamford Hill.

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Former EDL activist given community service over assault on pro-Palestinian

March 24, 2015

The former leader of the UK branch of the Jewish Defence League has been ordered to do community service after assaulting a pro-Palestinian activist.

Roberta Moore had been convicted earlier this month of attacking two men at a literature festival in Tottenham, north London.

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WATCH: Mob attack on Stamford Hill synagogue

By Marcus Dysch, March 22, 2015
Video footage of the attack on a Stamford Hill synagogue on Saturday night. ***Warning: contains scenes of violence and some bad language***

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Grynhaus faces retrial as jury fail to reach verdict on sex abuse charges

By JC Reporter, March 16, 2015

A Jewish teacher accused of sexual assaults on two schoolgirls is facing a retrial after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

The panel was discharged by a judge on Monday after admitting it was unable to agree on the case of father-of-ten Todros Grynhaus, 50, following almost three days of deliberation.

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PayPal buys Israel cyber security firm for £40 million

By Josh Jackman, March 10, 2015

Multibillion-pound online payment service PayPal has announced that it will open a major cyber security hub in Tel Aviv, after acquiring Israeli firm CyActive for a figure believed to be around £40 million.

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Teacher fined after posting ‘you were right’ picture of Hitler on Facebook

By Charlotte Oliver, February 18, 2015

A teacher who posted a picture of Hitler on Facebook alongside the caption “you were right” has been fined, after he was reported to police by a Jewish student.

Mahmud Choudhury, from Tower Hamlets, pleaded guilty to the racially aggravated offence. He was fined £465 at Bromley Magistrates Court on Tuesday, but was told he would still be allowed to teach.

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Gang who terrorised Hampstead residents sent to prison

By Charlotte Oliver, February 18, 2015

Three men who committed a series of armed robberies last year targeting homeowners in north-west London have been jailed.

Corrie Moroney, 23, Ellis Parkinson, 21, and Alan Fitzgerald, 20, spent three months terrorising residents around Hampstead Heath.

They wielded a hammer, stun gun and knife to intimidate them into handing over their possessions.

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Fresh appeal to find killers of Leeds man

By Marcus Dysch, February 17, 2015

Detectives have re-issued an appeal for information about the unsolved murder of a Jewish man in Leeds.

On the 11th anniversary of John Luper’s death, West Yorkshire Police said they were as determined as ever to get justice for his family.

John Luper, who was 57, died following a robbery at his home on February 17, 2004.

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Met chief is an admirer of Hill street patrols

By Simon Rocker, February 16, 2015

London’s second most senior policeman visited Stamford Hill to salute the work of the local division of Shomrim, the Orthodox community safety patrol.

Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey praised the volunteer group’s “exceptional” contribution at its second annual meeting.

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Dieudonne in court accused of supporting Paris attacker

By Naomi Firsht, February 4, 2015

French comedian Dieudonné told a French court today that he condemned last month’s Paris attacks “without any ambiguity”.

The controversial comedian was on trial for condoning terrorism for a comment posted on social media.

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