A man and a woman have been arrested after allegedly shouting antisemitic abuse at volunteers from Stamford Hill Shomrim who suspected them of involvement in burglaries.
Volunteers from Stamford Hill Shomrim were on a routine foot patrol when they noticed a man and a woman whom they suspected might be linked to a spate of recent burglaries. The Shomrim volunteers immediately called the Metropolitan Police Service, which arrested the pair.
During the arrest, the man allegedly looked at the Shomrim volunteers, who are charedi Jews, and said: “Funny-looking f***ers” at which point the police officers warned him that he would be committing a criminal offence if he continued. He allegedly then shouted: “Shame Hitler didn’t finish the job, Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler, Allahu Akbar” and the woman added: “F***ing Jewish c***” as they were loaded into a police van.
They were both arrested on suspicion of involvement in two attempted burglaries, and additionally for their antisemitic abuse.
We commend Stamford Hill Shomrim for their valuable work on behalf of all residents of the area, and we applaud the officers involved for their firm stance against antisemitism.
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