Breaking news – Antisemitic arrests in Stamford Hill

Six men have been arrested after they forced their way into a synagogue in north London according to the BBC.

Police are treating the incident in the early hours of Sunday in Stamford Hill as anti-Semitic “due to remarks made by one of the group”.

Detectives said the men, who were drunk, had just left a party and tried to get into the synagogue. One man was punched as he tried to stop them.

The men have arrested for public order offences and assault.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said a number of men entered the synagogue on Craven Park Road, but they were removed shortly afterwards by security staff.

“The incident is being treated as an anti-Semitic incident, due to remarks made by one of the group,” said the Met spokesman. “However, there is nothing to suggest that it was a planned or targeted attack.”

Insp Jonathan Waterfield said: “We are investigating to establish the full circumstances of the incident and to identify anyone else involved in the disturbance who has not yet been arrested.

“We have also increased police patrols in the Stamford Hill area to provide reassurance to the community.”

The man who was punched was taken to hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be serious.

Below is the official press release from the Shomrim group that responded to this incident:

On 22nd March at approximately 1am, several Shomrim volunteers attended Craven Park Road N15 to reports of fighting outside a Synagogue. Upon arrival, Shomrim witnessed a mob of males and females who were attacking people at the entrance of a Synagogue. Upon Police arrival, Shomrim identified and pointed out key suspects, which led to several arrests for various offences. The incident is not believed to be a targeted or planned attack, although some antisemitic remarks may have been made by some of the group. Shomrim assisted with the Police investigation throughout the night by providing witness statements, and will continue to assist where possible.




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