It has been reported that two men chased a fourteen-year-old Jewish child returning from evening prayers at synagogue shouting “F*** Jews your life is over”.
Police are investigating the antisemitic incident, which took place yesterday at around 21:30 on the junction of Dunsmore Road and Stamford Hill. The child was riding his bicycle and managed to get away from the men before alerting a member of the public who contacted Stamford Hill Shomrim, a volunteer Jewish neighbourhood watch patrol.
Anybody with information should call the police on 101, quoting reference number CAD36238 11/12/19, or call Stamford Hill Shomrim on 0300 999 0123.
Stephen Silverman, Director of Investigations and Enforcement at Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: “Never has the excellent work done by the Shomrim neighbourhood watch patrol been more vital. These appalling incidents of unbridled antisemitic hatred are occurring with increasing frequency and now even target children as well as adults. We call for the cowardly antisemitic offenders to be identified and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s analysis of Home Office statistics shows that an average of over three hate crimes are directed at Jews every single day in England and Wales, with Jews almost four times more likely to be targets of hate crime than any other faith group.