Crime

Hate crime has risen by more than a quarter in London, say police

By JC Reporter, July 3, 2015

New figures from the Metropolitan Police show a surge in racist and religiously motivated hate crimes.

The total number of reported incidents rose by almost 28 per cent last year, from 9,965 to 12,749.

According to the Evening Standard, police said crimes listed as antisemitic increased by 138 per cent from 208 to 495. The boroughs of Brent and Hackney saw some of the biggest increases.

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Hendon bomb threat prompts mass evacuation

By Josh Jackman, July 2, 2015

A mass evacuation took place in a prominent Jewish area this afternoon following a bomb threat.

Buildings on Bell Lane, Albert Road and Hillview Gardens in Hendon were evacuated following reports of a suspicious package.

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Orthodox ex-wife withdrew rape claim over stigma fears

By Matei Clej, July 2, 2015

A Charedi woman who said her ex-husband raped her retracted the claim because she feared being stigmatised by the strictly Orthodox community, a court heard.

The woman, who cannot be named, said her ex-husband bound and raped her in a “dungeon” in a warehouse, and then left her there locked in.

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Bonehill-Paine remanded on racial hatred charge

By Marcus Dysch, June 29, 2015

A 22-year-old man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court charged with inciting racial hatred.

Joshua Bonehill-Paine appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on Monday and was denied bail.

He is accused of writing a series of antisemitic blog posts on his website.

Mr Bonehill-Paine, of Yeovil, Somerset, denied one charge of inciting racial hatred.

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Joshua Bonehill-Paine charged over antisemitic blog post

By JC Reporter, June 28, 2015

Police have charged Joshua Bonehill-Paine with inciting racial hatred ahead of a neo-Nazi protest due to take place in north-west London next week.

Bonehill-Paine, 22, of Yeovil, Somerset, has been held in custody and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

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Police make arrest over hate blog post

By Marcus Dysch, June 26, 2015

Police have arrested a man in relation to a blog post ahead of a neo-Nazi protest due to take place in north-west London next week.

The Community Security Trust confirmed it had been informed of an arrest made on Friday afternoon.

The group said the arrest was in relation to the demonstration, expected to take place next Shabbat, July 4 in Golders Green.

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Jewish Defence League activist wins appeal against assault conviction

June 26, 2015

The former leader of the UK branch of the Jewish Defence League has won an appeal against a conviction for assaulting a pro-Palestinian activist.

Roberta Moore had been found guilty in March of attacking two men at a literature festival in Tottenham, north London.

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Jewish leaders condemn attack on Jesus ‘miracle’ church

By Naomi Firsht, June 19, 2015

Jewish leaders around the world have condemned a suspected arson attack on a church in northern Israel where Jesus was supposed to have fed the “five thousand” with fish and bread.

Hebrew graffiti found on a wall suggested Jewish extremists may have been behind the attack on the Roman Catholic church of Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee on Thursday.

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Concern over London chef missing for two days

By Charlotte Oliver, June 17, 2015

A woman has launched an online appeal to find her missing boyfriend, who has not been seen for two days.

Emma Alter posted a message to her Facebook on Tuesday evening saying that her boyfriend Jonny Rothfield went missing early Monday morning, having left Stratford in east London with no phone and keys on him.

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Footballer summoned to court on assault charges over headbutt at Jewish league match

By Josh Jackman, June 12, 2015

The amateur footballer who allegedly fractured a spectator’s cheekbone during a Sunday league game will face assault charges in court.

Mike Filson, a solicitor from Manchester, will appear over the reported headbutt on Leeds Maccabi committee member Elliot Landy.

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