Two bricks and a glass bottle have reportedly been hurled at Jewish men in three antisemitic incidents over the weekend. The attacks were unprovoked and targeted orthodox charedi Jews.
At 19:30 on Friday, a Jewish man said that a white 10-year-old boy threw a brick at him and shouted antisemitic abuse at him, including something about Adolf Hitler. On Sunday at approximately 15:00, the same victim reported that he was attacked by the same suspect again, and that his time he hurled a glass bottle at him. Later on Sunday at 18:20, another Jewish man reported that a brick was hurled at his car, but he did not see the perpetrator as he did not leave his car for fear of being seriously injured by any more bricks.
All three incidents occurred on Leaside Road in Hackney, near where a Jewish man was told to “Get lost” by a police officer for reporting young children abusing Jewish girls.
Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish community volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol, provided assistance to the victims, and reported the incidents to the police.
Anybody who witnessed any of the incidents or has information which could assist the investigation should contact the Metropolitan Police Service by dialing 101, citing references CAD5337/26/11/2017 and CAD6940/26/11/2017.
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