Reubens row

July 21, 2011

Two men were released on bail on charges of actual bodily harm following a brawl outside Reubens Restaurant in central London. The pair were arrested after being involved in a fight with a third man last Monday night, following allegations of non-payment.


Polish man jailed for seven years for Stamford Hill pensioner death

By Robyn Rosen, July 21, 2011

A Polish decorator has been jailed for seven years for manslaughter after he left an elderly Stamford Hill woman gagged and bound to a chair while he raided her home.

Eveline Kelmenson, 83, died a "slow death" of hypothermia and lay undiscovered for five weeks before she was found by relatives on New Year's Day 2009, her decomposed body still bound to a chair in her bedroom.


Man indicted for murder, kidnap of Brooklyn boy

By Jennifer Lipman, July 21, 2011

A medical examination into the death of a murdered Chasidic child has revealed that he was drugged by his killer.

According to New York officials, before Leiby Kletzky was smothered he was given a cocktail of a muscle relaxant, an anti-psychotic substance and pain medications.


Orthodox prisoner barred from beard behind bars

By Jennifer Lipman, July 20, 2011

A bearded Orthodox Jewish convict has lost a second legal challenge to New Hampshire State Prison's grooming policy.


Cabbie who called Jews 'animals' outside Manchester school sentenced

By Jennifer Lipman, July 19, 2011

A taxi driver has been given a community order and could lose his work licence after being found guilty of racially abusing children in front of Manchester's King David School.

Taha Osman said Jews were animals who should be banned from Britain and also shouted "all Jewish children must die" after he was stuck in after-school traffic at the Crumpsall Jewish school.


'Jewish Elvis' plans tribute to murdered Brooklyn boy

By Jennifer Lipman, July 18, 2011

A Chasidic singer described as the Jewish world's answer to Elvis Presley is working on a tribute to the eight-year-old boy murdered in Brooklyn last week.

The family of Leiby Kletzky are currently sitting shiva for the boy, whose dismembered body was found after 2,000 people joined a search for him. A man called Levi Aron was arrested in connection with Leiby's death.


Hate crime stats down, say police

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 15, 2011

Antisemitic attacks in Manchester are bucking the trend and rising, while hate crime of other kinds is decreasing, according to the latest figures.
Annual crime statistics released by the Home Office yesterday reveal that overall hate crime incidents fell in Greater Manchester by a dramatic 15.5 per cent between 2010 and 2011.


Serial stalker Fogel faces jail

By Marcus Dysch, July 14, 2011

A serial stalker faces jail after being convicted of breaching his restraining order to approach his victim.

A jury found former TV producer Elliot Fogel, 36, guilty of his third breach of the life-long order which bars him from being within one mile of Claire Waxman.


Man charged with murder of Jewish Brooklyn boy

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011

A man has been charged with the murder of an eight-year-old boy from a Chasidic Jewish community in New York.

Levi Aron, 35, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, a day after the dismembered remains of Leiby Kletzky were found in two separate locations in Brooklyn.


Shock over 'brutal murder' of Jewish Brooklyn boy

By Jennifer Lipman, July 13, 2011

Police are questioning a suspect in connection with the brutal murder of an eight-year-old boy from Brooklyn's Charedi Jewish community.

Body parts said to be those of Leibby Kletzky were found in two locations in the Boro Park area, at the apartment of a man called Levi Aron, and hidden in a suitcase in a rubbish bin.