A man has been arrested and held in custody by police for allegedly shouting antisemitic abuse at Jewish pedestrians, spitting at them and performing a Nazi salute. The 26-year-old was followed by Shomrim North West London, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol, which pursued him until police arrived to arrest him on suspicion of racially-aggravated assault.
The incident occurred at approximately 22:05 on Sunday outside 134 Golders Green Road. Any witnesses should contact the police on 101 or Shomrim North West London on 0300 999 1234.
The abuse of Jews with the language and symbols of Nazi Germany is intended to maximise the distress caused to the victims. It is a form of antisemitism expressly designed to arouse fear, and must be treated severely by the criminal justice system if others are to be deterred from employing it.
We commend Shomrim North West London and the Metropolitan Police Service for their swift response. We will follow this case with interest.
— Shomrim N.W. London (@shomrimlondon) April 2, 2017