Shocking moment Jewish boy pelted with stones in North London

A Jewish teenager was pelted with stones by a gang of youths who chased him along a north London street in the middle of the day.

The suspected attack is the latest in a growing number of anti-Semitic incidents seen in the UK since Israel launched its retaliation against the Hamas attacks in October.

It came as Jewish groups said police and politicians need to do more to protect their community in the face of growing tensions and continued pro-Palestinian protests.

In the latest incident, the 16-year-old Jewish boy was chased by three young people who pelted him with stones and bricks on Rookwood Road, Stamford Hill.

CCTV footage shared on social media by the Shomrim Stamford Hill Neighbourhood Watch group showed the young people following the 16-year-old before one of them chases him along the street and pelts him with objects.

The teenager, who was on his own and dressed in traditional Orthodox Jewish clothing, then flees for his safety.

The Metropolitan Police said it was investigating the attack and urged the public to contact officers with any information.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “At around 17:55hrs on Saturday, 11 May, the victim – a Jewish male – was walking on Rookwood Road, N16, when he was approached by another male and allegedly had an item thrown at him.

“The incident was reported to police the next day and an investigation was launched by officers based in Hackney. At this stage, the incident is being treated as a hate crime.

“We are aware of a video being shared online and this will form part of our enquiries. We are in contact with the Shomrim and our enquiries are ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.”

Police said anyone with information should call 101, giving the reference CAD 8409/23MAY. Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2024/05/25/jewish-boy-pelted-stones-daylight-attack-london/

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