Crime

Israeli man arrested for ordering a woman to move to the back seat

By Zoe Winograd, February 18, 2013

A man has been arrested for ordering a 22-year-old woman to sit at the back of a bus in Israel.

On Friday two strictly Orthodox men are said to have harassed Noa Kentman while she sat on a bus headed to Ashdod.

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Brooklyn rabbi arrested for ‘attempted rape’ in police sting

By Anna Sheinman, February 18, 2013

A 59-year-old Brooklyn rabbi has been arrested in a police sting operation in which he allegedly attempted to meet a 14-year-old girl who he had been exchanging sexually explicit messages with.

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Football fan pleads guilty to racial abuse

By Sandy Rashty, February 5, 2013

A football fan was fined yesterday for having shouted antisemitic abuse at a Tottenham Hotspur player.

Aston Villa supporter Terry Douglas pleaded guilty to racially aggravated abuse after police officers overheard him call the unnamed footballer a Jewish c*** during a Premier League match.

The offence took place during the Villa Park match on Boxing Day last year.

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Killer loses appeal on sentence

By James Brewster, February 1, 2013

A Polish decorator serving an indefinite sentence for killing a Stamford Hill Jewish pensioner in a robbery at her home has lost a test case appeal against his conviction.

Kuba Dlugosz, 35, left 83-year-old Eveline Kelmenson with her ankles and wrists taped up after he and another man forced their way into her home in a desperate hunt for valuables to steal.

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Reform shul allows mixed faith burials

By Simon Rocker, February 1, 2013

One of the Reform movement’s largest synagogues, Alyth in north London, is to give mixed-faith couples the chance to be buried next to each other in a Jewish cemetery.

Non-Jewish spouses of Jewish members of the synagogue will be able to be buried in a special section of the new woodland cemetery at Cheshunt.

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Beth Din for Chaim Halpern due to convene

By Simon Rocker, January 24, 2013

A man from Hackney was arrested last Thursday over allegations of harassing one of the rabbis who has opposed Golders Green rabbi, Chaim Halpern.

Barnet police said that the 28-year-old has been bailed to return to a north London police station in March.

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Crime rises (and police station closes)

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 21, 2013

North Manchester police have warned of an upsurge in burglaries and car thefts from Jewish residents — and announced the closure of a local police station.

In the past week in Prestwich, two televisions were stolen from a house, a handbag was taken from a flat and an attempt made to steal a car.

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Murder most foul: death of a Jewish officer that moved Queen Victoria

By Jennifer Lipman, January 17, 2013

A plaque is to be unveiled in Brighton in memory of the UK’s first Jewish chief constable — 170 years after he was murdered with an iron poker in his office.

When Henry Solomon died in 1844, thousands of mourners lined the streets, while Queen Victoria donated the sum of £50 to support his widow and nine children and the Brighton Town Commissioners gave £500.

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Manchester jeweller brings down Colombian organised crime gang

By Jonathan Kalmus, January 17, 2013

A Jewish jeweller who helped police catch an organised crime gang responsible for a £220,000 diamond heist has helped police again, this time to net a member of a violent Colombian international crime ring.

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Bodyguard sues Bieber for ‘assault’

By Zoe Winograd, January 14, 2013

Pop singer Justin Bieber is being sued by his former Israeli bodyguard.

Moshe Benabou, who worked for the 18-year-old from March 2011 until October 2012, is seeking unspecified damages for assault and battery, in addition to $420,000 in unpaid overtime.

According to reports, Mr Benabou claims that the singer berated and punched him on the chest multiple times.

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