Man bailed after Stamford Hill attack

January 13, 2011

A 24-year-old man has been released on bail after he was arrested for allegedly punching a strictly Orthodox man in the head.

Officers were called to Stamford Hill in north London shortly before 11pm on Saturday following reports of an attack.

It is alleged that the attacker punched the back of the victim's head, knocking his hat and kippah off before shouting racist abuse.

Police said the abuse made reference to Israel.

The man was questioned on suspicion of racially aggravated assault and bailed to return to Holborn police station on January 21. Police are continuing their enquiries.

Last updated: 1:01pm, January 13 2011