Police arrest 18-year-old man after 'hate crime attack' on two Jewish men in London

Police arrest 18-year-old man after 'hate crime attack' on two Jewish men in London
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Samantha Haynes

By Samantha Haynes

Published: 27/01/2022

- 11:19

Updated: 27/01/2022

- 11:54

Two men have been taken to hospital after being assaulted in Haringey on Wednesday evening.

The Metropolitan Police have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of actual bodily harm after two Jewish men were assaulted in Haringey, north London.

The two men were assaulted on Wednesday at approximately 9:50pm and were taken to a north London hospital.

CCTV footage released by the Shomrim shows the two men being knocked to the floor as the attacker punched them repeatedly.

The Hatzola ambulance and Shomrim said that one victim has bad bruising, broken nose & fractured wrist. The second victim has bruising and a "wrist/eye injury".

The police issued a statement which said that the incident was being treated as a hate crime.

The suspect has been arrested and taken into custody.

Officers said that they will "continue to liaise with the victims and members of the community".

Metropolitan Police Haringey Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, said: "On this important day, this is an awful reminder that hate crime still exists. I know that Haringey residents will be upset by such an awful attack and we won't stand for anyone in our community being targeted or hurt."

"If you assault someone you can expect us to do everything that we can to investigate and find you. I have been in touch with members of the local Jewish community and I am providing additional patrols throughout the day to reassure the community. Please do speak to them if you have any concerns."

"I would like to thank the members of the public who called us and asked us to come to the aid of these two gentlemen, and I am grateful for their help which meant we could locate the suspect" said Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, who leads policing in Enfield and Haringey.

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