There have been at least two attacks on Jewish children in Stamford Hill in just the past few days.
In the evening of 16th October, a sixteen-year-old Jewish child was chased down the road by a woman who then assaulted him with a beer glass while laughing. The incident took place on Egerton Road in the heavily-Jewish neighbourhood (CAD8103 18/10/21).
Then, in the evening of 18th October, a Jewish child had an egg thrown at him on a number 67 bus before the two adult assailants threatened him, saying, “We will still get you.” They then chased him off the bus until he reached a local shop for refuge (CAD8270 19/10/21).
Both incidents were 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 the relevant reference number.
A spokesperson for Campaign Against Antisemitism said: “Perhaps the most egregious part of the surge in antisemitic crime in Britain is that children are not being spared. The cowards who targeted these young people must be identified and prosecuted to the full. If zero tolerance means anything, it must mean that attacks on children are met with the full force 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 more than four times likelier to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.