A Jewish father and child were both reported to have been physically assaulted by a man in Stamford Hill.
The Jewish father was walking with his one-year-old child and his wife, who is eight months pregnant, when his child stopped walking in the middle of the street.
A passer-by, described as a Black male with short hair and a green jacket, allegedly then pushed the child and yelled: “Move on f***ing Jew, I will stab and kill you.”
The child’s father then stepped in, telling the suspect to leave his child alone. The suspect reportedly then pulled out a lighter and used the metal component to cut the man’s neck and hand.
The alleged incident occurred on Olinda Road in Stamford Hill at 15:10 on 24th December and was reported by Stamford Hill Shomrim, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol.
If you have any more information, please contact the police on 101 or Stamford Hill Shomrim on 0300 999 0123, quoting reference number: CAD 1544 25/12/22
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.