Jewish woman ‘strangled in street as she carried her baby in antisemitic attack’

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  • February 8, 2023
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A Jewish mother was allegedly ‘strangled’ and attacked in the street as she carried her baby.

The incident which is believed to be racially motivated, happened at lunchtime yesterday near Seven Sisters Underground station in north London.

The mum was walking down the street in broad daylight when the attacker grabbed her by the throat, it is claimed.

There were also a number of other assaults on Jewish women within a short period of time, according to witnesses.

Police have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of assault, and he remains in custody.

The woman in her 50s did not require hospital treatment – police said.

The attack happened just over a mile away from Stamford Hill, which is an area known for its Hasidic community. It is the largest concentration of Hasidic Jews in Europe.

Shomrim – a group of volunteers who help to police the large Hasidic community posted on Twitter about the attack.

It said: ‘Responded to #Racist male targeted #Jewish females, multiple assaults & attempted strangulation of a lady with a baby @Shomrim & @MPSHackney are appealing for further witnesses/victims to come forward.’

Police are appealing for witnesses, and asked for anyone who saw the incident to come forward.

The Metropolitan Police said: ‘Police were called at 12.57pm on Tuesday, 5 February, to reports of an assault in Seven Sisters Road, N15.

‘Officers attended and were assisted by Shomrim volunteers. It was reported that a woman was assaulted by a man.

‘The woman, aged in her 50s, did not require hospital treatment.

‘A 32-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of assault. He remains in custody at an east London police station.

‘Enquiries are ongoing and any witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting CAD 3319/07Feb.’

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