Jewish holy ritual items were stolen from a car and dumped in a pond in Stamford Hill, north London on Wednesday. Volunteers from Stamford Hill Shomrim, a Jewish neighbourhood watch patrol discovered the act of theft and vandalism.
Stamford Hill Shomrim recovered the prayer shawl and phylactery from the water. Phylacteries, or tefillin in Hebrew are a pair of black leather boxes containing Hebrew parchment scrolls inscribed with one of Judaism’s most important prayers.
Anybody with information should call Stamford Hill Shomrim on 0300 999 0123.