CCTV images released in hunt for pair who attacked senior rabbi in London

CCTV images released in hunt for pair who attacked senior rabbi in London

Detectives investigating an anti-Semitic attack on a senior rabbi who was beaten to the ground have released CCTV images of two men.

The religious leader was set upon by two attackers who shouted “F*** Jews”, “Dirty Jew” and “Kill the Jews” in north London, at around 9.45pm on Friday.

He had left the Bobov Synagogue in Egerton Road and was walking along Clapton Common when he was attacked in Amhurst Park.

Detective Superintendent Adam Ghaboos, of the Metropolitan Police, said: “All members of our communities have the right to walk the streets without fear of verbal or physical abuse.

“Since this incident was reported, we have been working hard alongside the community and key partners to establish the circumstances of what happened.

“I want to reassure the community that we take offences of this nature extremely seriously and are doing what we can to progress this investigation.”

The victim, who is 54, had travelled to the UK to attend a family wedding and has since returned to Israel.

Fellow Rabbi Herschel Gluck said he was left “bruised and traumatised” by his ordeal.

The two suspects are pictured at Stamford Hill station, wearing dark jackets with the hoods up, jeans and trainers.

Investigators said they also want to speak to a potential witness – a woman who was at the scene of the attack, who was wearing a white jacket and had a shopping trolley.

Anyone who witnessed the attack or knows either of the men can call police on 07500 850625 quoting CAD 6332/30Nov, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

More on this topic

Gardaí recover lorry load of beef carcasses stolen in the NorthGardaí recover lorry load of beef carcasses stolen in the North

Fresh appeal for information on decapitated statue in ThurlesFresh appeal for information on decapitated statue in Thurles

Romanian man and woman arrested at Dublin Airport in targeted cyber fraud operationRomanian man and woman arrested at Dublin Airport in targeted cyber fraud operation

30% of offenders managed by Probation Service reoffend within a year, figures show30% of offenders managed by Probation Service reoffend within a year, figures show

More in this Section

US student and Iranian scientist released in prisoner swapUS student and Iranian scientist released in prisoner swap

18 killed in air strikes on rebel stronghold in Syria18 killed in air strikes on rebel stronghold in Syria

US naval base gunman ‘watched videos of mass shootings before attack’US naval base gunman ‘watched videos of mass shootings before attack’

Seven killed in gas blast at apartment complex in SlovakiaSeven killed in gas blast at apartment complex in Slovakia


Lifestyle

This Christmas remember that there is no such thing as cheap food.Buy local: Use your LOAF

As we wait, eager and giddy, a collective shudder of agitated ardor ripples through the theatre, like a Late, Late Toyshow audience when they KNOW Ryan’s going to give them another €150 voucher. Suddenly, a voice booms from the stage. Everyone erupts, whooping and cheering. And that was just for the safety announcement.Everyman's outstanding Jack and the Beanstalk ticks all panto boxes

Every band needs a Bez. In fact, there’s a case to be made that every workplace in the country could do with the Happy Mondays’ vibes man. Somebody to jump up with a pair of maracas and shake up the energy when things begin to flag.Happy Mondays create cheery Tuesday in Cork gig

More From The Irish Examiner