Crime

Stamford Hill 'child assault' arrest

June 19, 2012

Police are investigating an alleged indecent assault on a child by a Stamford Hill man.

The 24-year-old, believed to be a member of the strictly Orthodox community, was arrested on Sunday afternoon at Paget Road, Hackney. The man has been released on bail to return at a further date.

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Man admits to murder of Etan Patz

By Jessica Elgot, May 31, 2012

Missing six-year-old Etan Patz, whose face was on thousands of American milk cartons in the 1980s, was strangled and thrown into a bin, according to the man who has admitted responsibility for his murder.

Pedro Hernandez, 51, was arrested last week in New York after telling police that he was the one who abducted Etan while he was on his way to catch the school bus 33 years ago.

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Top cop 'assaulted' by pro-Israel protesters

By Marcus Dysch, May 24, 2012

Two pro-Israel protesters were arrested in bizarre circumstances following Tuesday evening’s demonstrations in Hendon.

The young Jews appeared to clash with a member of the strictly Orthodox anti-Zionist Neturei Karta sect in Brent Street at around 8pm.

One of the pair, an unnamed 19-year-old, allegedly smashed the man’s car window. He was spotted by a passing jogger.

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Dad knifed for saying 'be quiet' in horror weekend

By Ben Hartman, May 10, 2012

A bloody weekend in which five Israelis were murdered has shocked the nation and left the police, the government and the school system scrambling to provide answers to the public.

Late on Friday night in Beersheva, Gadi Vichman, 36, was having trouble getting his two-year-old daughter to sleep because of the noise coming from a group of youths drinking in the courtyard below.

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Rabin's killer's brother released to mass outrage

By Jessica Elgot, May 4, 2012

The brother of the assassin who shot Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was greeted with furious demonstrations after his release from prison this week.

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Conviction in Baltimore Shomrim attack case

By Jennifer Lipman, May 4, 2012

An Orthodox Jewish man from Baltimore accused of assaulting a black teenager 18 months ago has been convicted of false imprisonment and second-degree assault.

Eliyahu Werdesheim, 24, was on patrol for the Shomrim, a community neighbourhood watch group, when the 15-year-old was attacked.

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Violent muggers terrorise grandmother

By Jonathan Kalmus, May 3, 2012

A Leeds grandmother was the victim of a violent mugging six days after her home was ransacked by burglars.

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Rally to support Orthodox man jailed in Bolivia

By Jennifer Lipman, May 3, 2012

The plight of an Orthodox Jewish businessman incarcerated in a Bolivian jail without charge is to be highlighted with a rally in New York later today.

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Football coach jailed for sexual abuse of children

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 28, 2012

An amateur footballer, coach and referee, who has officiated and trained Jewish football teams, including youngsters, has been jailed for sexual crimes against children carried out more than 30 years ago.

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Brooklyn Bridge gunman admitted he wanted to kill Jews

By Jennifer Lipman, March 26, 2012

A Lebanese-born man who shot at the young Chasidic passengers of a bus on the Brooklyn Bridge in March 1995, killing a 16-year-old boy, later admitted that he deliberately targeted Jews.

Ari Halberstam, a yeshivah student, was killed when Rashid Baz opened fire on the 15 passengers on the bridge between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Two others were seriously wounded.

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