A Jewish man’s religious fur hat was allegedly thrown off in an antisemitic attack in north-east London. According to Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol, the incident took place on Saturday morning between 00:15 and 00:20 in Amhurst Park in Hackney.
The alleged victim, a recognisably Jewish man, was crossing Stamford Hill from Clapton Common (near Boots chemist) towards Amhurst Park during the Jewish Sabbath. As he reached the centre crossing island, three suspects approximately 15-17 years old, crossed into the centre of the road. They allegedly started swearing at him and tried to scare him in a completely unprovoked attack. The victim continued to cross the road into Amhurst Park and just before the bus stop, one of the youths ran up behind him and chucked off his fur hat of the kind traditionally worn by some charedi (orthodox) Jews.
Stamford Hill Shomrim is assisting the victim. We are following this case with interest.
Assisting a victim of antisemitic hate crime, where suspects intimidated the victim & chucked off his religious hat in an unprovoked attack pic.twitter.com/5n3z96XRfd
— Shomrim N.E. London (@Shomrim) July 16, 2017