It has been reported that a gang in North London is responsible for two separate attacks on visibly Jewish children.
At 20:39 on 9th June, an eleven-year-old boy on a bicycle was chased by three male teenagers. Video footage appears to show one of the teenagers, also on a bicycle, cornering the boy in an attempt to prevent him from escaping. The suspect reportedly told the boy to get off of his bike before the boy shouted for help, prompting the suspect to flee.
In a separate incident that occurred at 17:10 on 13th June, a nine-year-old boy was walking down the street when teenagers reportedly threw a metal box at his leg, severely bruising it. Video footage of the reported incident shows a boy trying to walk away but grabs his leg and falls to the ground.
Both incidents took place on Old Hill Street in Stamford Hill and were reported by Stamford Hill Shomrim, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol.
If you have any more information on either incident, please contact the police on 101 or Stamford Hill Shomrim on 0300 999 0123, quoting reference number 4616258/22 in relation to the incident on 9th June and 287214/06/22 in relation to the incident on 13th June.
Campaign Against Antisemitism works closely with Shomrim, with whom we have a data-sharing agreement.
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 more than four times likelier to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.