Crime

Stalker breached restraining order to harass victims' rights campaigner

By Matei Clej, April 27, 2015

Stalker Elliot Fogel was found guilty at Harrow Crown Court on Monday of breaching a lifetime restraining order preventing him from harassing a woman he met 24 years ago as a student.

Fogel, 40, of Edgware, north London, was also found guilty of saving and storing information about Claire Waxman, 38, a complementary therapist who has become known as a campaigner for victims’ rights.

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Man accused of breaching restraining order

By Matei Clej, April 24, 2015

Elliot Fogel pursued a "dishonest and devious" libel claim against a woman he met as a student 24 years ago in order to continue a campaign of harassment against her, a court heard on Friday.

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Relief at Hatton Garden heist escape

By Sandy Rashty, April 16, 2015

A retired Jewish diamond dealer has described his relief that his valuables were overlooked by the thieves who carried out the Hatton Garden safety deposit heist.

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Lord Janner ‘unfit’ to stand trial over child abuse allegations

By Marcus Dysch, April 16, 2015

Lord Janner will not face charges after an investigation into “extremely serious” allegations of historic child abuse, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

Alison Saunders, the director of public prosecutions, said the Jewish peer was not well enough to stand trial.

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Businesses count cost after thieves strike in Hatton Garden

By Sandy Rashty, April 7, 2015

Dozens of Jewish businesses could be counting the cost after thieves emptied around 300 safety deposit boxes in the heart of London’s jewellery quarter.

Police were called to the Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Ltd business this morning after reports of a burglary over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The building is also used for office space, according to local employees.

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Shomrim volunteers helped arrest 153 suspects in past year

By JC Reporter, April 2, 2015

Shomrim, the Jewish volunteer safety patrol, helped police arrest 153 suspects in the past year.

The strictly Orthodox group also located 38 vulnerable missing persons.

The figures, released by Shomrim’s Stamford Hill branch and covering its work in that area of north-east London, reveal that 21 of the arrests were for racially aggravated or racially motivated offences.

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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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