Man arrested after ‘antisemitic abuse’ shouted at Jewish teenagers


Police have arrested a 23-year-old man after he allegedly shouted antisemitic abuse at two strictly Orthodox teenagers.

The man, who has not been named, was detained after he approached the boys in Stamford Hill, north London, on Sunday night.

He allegedly shouted: “F***ing Jews – kill the Jews.”

He is also said to have shouted “Allahu Akbar” – which translates as “God is great” in Arabic.

The victims, aged 17 and 14, were walking along Manor Road when the incident allegedly took place. They called volunteer Jewish security group Shomrim.

Its members called police, who arrested the man.

A Metropolitan police spokesman confirmed: “Officers arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences. He remains in custody at an east London police station.”

Shomrim volunteer Shulem Stern said: “Shomrim immediately responded, the suspect was still in the area, being very abusive, threatening and antisemitic.

“Shomrim liaised with the police and assisted the victims. The suspect was subsequently arrested.”

It is understood that a third Jewish victim may have been present at the time.

Chaim Hochhauser, supervisor at Stamford Hill Shomrim, said: "Antisemitism and all types of hate crime is unacceptable. I urge victims and witnesses to report such incidents immediately.

“Such incidents should never be accepted as the norm, no matter how regular these incidents sadly happen.”

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