While returning to his home at approximately 03:30 on 2nd September, a 14-year-old boy became aware of shouts of “Jew, Jew” being directed at him by a man on a bicycle. He bravely confronted the man who repeatedly asked him: “What do you have?” The man then asked “Do you have a knife?” at which point the boy ran home. The incident was witnessed from the house by his mother, who told us that it left her feeling scared and worried that the streets are not as safe as she had believed.
The victim described the man as having a beard and a big double chin, and wearing a heavy jacket and trousers. The incident occured in Holmleigh Road and has now been reported to the police by the victim’s mother.
If you have any information that could help the investigation, please contact the police by dialing 101.
Stamford Hill Shomrim provided support to the victim and then referred the incident to Campaign Against Antisemitism.
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