Man arrested over 5 hate crime attacks on Jewish people in Hackney including boy, 14

Police investigating a spate of unprovoked attacks on Jewish people in Hackney have made an arrest.

The attacks all happened on the evening of Wednesday, August 18.

Now a 28-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of five racially aggravated assaults.

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The first attack happened at 6.41pm when a 30-year-old man was struck on the head with a bottle on Cazenove Road, N16.

Thankfully he wasn’t injured.

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Then at 7.10pm, a 14-year-old boy was walking along Holmdale Terrace, N15, when he was attacked without warning but did not suffer lasting injuries.

At around 8.30pm on Stamford Hill, at the junction with Colberg Road, a 64-year-old man was hit in the face.

He suffered facial injuries and fell to the ground breaking a bone in his foot.

Officers have been told of a fourth and fifth assault but the victims haven’t yet come forward.

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