Crime

Scotland Yard reveals huge rise in antisemitic crime in London

By Rosa Doherty, January 21, 2015

Hate crimes against Jews in London have more than doubled, according to the latest figures from Scotland Yard.

The statistics showed there were 299 hate crimes against Jewish people between the start of April and the end of December.

That represented a rise of 128 per cent on the same period in 2013, when there were 131 hate crimes.

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Police have “heightened concern” about terrorist threat to UK Jews

By Josh Jackman, January 16, 2015

Police have said they have "heightened concern" about a possible terrorist attack on Jews in the UK.

However, the force emphasised that it has seen nothing to suggest such an attack is imminent.

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Oldham Ched Evans deal is off

By Josh Jackman, January 8, 2015

Oldham Athletic’s proposed deal with convicted rapist Ched Evans has fallen through.

The club has bowed to pressure from sponsors and decided against signing Evans, who was released from Wymott Prison in Lancashire on October 17 after serving half of his five-year sentence.

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Oldham Athletic owner says Ched Evans deserves second chance

By Marcus Dysch, January 7, 2015

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Oldham Athletic owner Simon Corney has confirmed the club expects to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans in the coming days.

Speaking to the JC exclusively from New York, Mr Corney said the League One club believed the Welsh international striker had “served his time”.

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Security stepped up in north London after swastika daubings

By Naomi Firsht, December 22, 2014

Security patrols have been stepped up in an area of north London after three separate swastikas daubings over the past week.

A house and a primary school were the target of the attacks in Stoke Newington.

Volunteer community security group Shomrim said it had increased the number of their patrols after reporting the incidents to local police.

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Man who was 'pillar of the community' jailed for five years over child sex offences

By Naomi Firsht, November 6, 2014

A former company director described as a "pillar of the community" was sentenced to five years 11 months for paying for children to be sexually abused.

Simeon Paul Osen, 53, from Chigwell, Essex, paid adults in the Philippines to find children to perform sexual acts and film them so he could watch online via a Skype link, Harrow criminal court heard.

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‘Charlie Kray was a charmer’

By Sandy Rashty, November 6, 2014

Every time Jonathan Goldberg QC attends a party, he faces the same question: “How can you defend a man you know to be guilty?”

It’s something he has come to expect, having acted for some of the most notorious murderers, rapists and fraudsters in criminal courts at home and abroad for the past 41 years.

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German butchers sold fake kosher meat 'for years'

By Josh Jackman, October 22, 2014

Two German butchers have admitted to selling 88,000 lb of fake kosher meat to turn a higher profit.

The owners of Frankfurt’s Aviv store made more than £440,000 by peddling cheap cuts of beef and lamb to Jewish individuals, schools and other institutions at marked-up prices.

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Judges praises Shomrim volunteers for nabbing burglar

By Marcus Dysch, October 6, 2014

A judge has praised a Jewish volunteer security team which helped secure the conviction of a man who attempted to break into a flat.

Gary Mitchell was detained by members of the Stamford Hill Shomrim after he was seen opening a window at the property in Hackney, north London, using a pair of pliers.

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Violent robber who fled to Israel is jailed

By Marcus Dysch, September 5, 2014

A man who fled to Israel after committing a violent robbery has been jailed after he was extradited back to Britain.

Adam Rubinstein skipped bail in 2010 after attacking a couple in their car. He travelled to Israel via Latvia and was eventually tracked down by Interpol.

The 29-year-old, formerly of Bushey, Hertfordshire, was sent back to Britain by a judge in Jerusalem.

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