Stamford Hill tyre slasher jailed


A man has been jailed for slashing the tyres of cars in Stamford Hill, although the jury decided that the crime was not racially motivated.

Huseiyn Seyfi, 27, was jailed for five months on Friday and ordered to pay more than £5,000 in compensation for the vandalism in north east London last year.

Seyfi was arrested on suspicion of racially or religiously aggravated criminal damage and subsequently charged with the attack on on 15 November last year.

Barry Bard, co-ordinator at Stamford Hill Shomrim, said: "This was a big incident in the community, with more than 60 victims in a very close area, it caused great concern and worry to many residents in Stamford Hill, especially to those who felt it was targeted against the Jewish community.

"I would like to thank the Police for their amazing work in bringing this offender to justice and more so for their ongoing support to the community, especially in these fragile times, with the threat level at severe, and anxiety levels raised after recent world events."

Mr Bard added that the view of many of the victims was that the crime was “targeted and antisemitic”.

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