Man asked if he was Jewish and then punched in the face in London attack

The Met Police have released a photo of a man in connection with the antisemitic attack in October


The Met Police have issued an image of a man they are seeking in connection with an antisemitic attack in Wembley.

On 13 October 2023, a man reported having been assaulted after being approached by a group of men on Kingsbury Road and asked whether he was Jewish. The man reported that he moved away and attempted to take a photo of the group, which prompted one of them to punch him in the face, according to the Met.

Officers have now released a photo of a man they would like to speak to in relation to the assault.

PC Catherine Brady, who is leading the investigation, said: “This assault left the victim incredibly shaken and we know it has caused concern within the wider community.

“Hate crime of any kind is not something we tolerate and we have been carrying out enquiries to establish who is responsible for this offence.

Police are appealing to anyone who recognises the man in the photo or has any other information about the incident to contact them.

Reports of antisemitic hate crimes rose sharply in the month following the October 7 attack on Israel, with incidents increasing by more than 13 times the number recorded during the same period a year before. The Met recorded 679 antisemitic offences from 7 October to 7 November, compared with 50 in the same month-long period of the previous year.

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