Appeal for witnesses after three antisemitic attacks in North London

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Appeal for witnesses after three antisemitic attacks in North London

Onlookers said one woman was hit over the head with a wooden stick by an attacker shouting 'I am doing it because you are a Jew'

Lee Harpin is the Jewish News's political editor

The incident happened outside Seven Sisters station in north London (Photo: Alamy)
The incident happened outside Seven Sisters station in north London (Photo: Alamy)

A woman has been assaulted close to Seven Sisters underground station in Tottenham, north London in one of three antisemitic attacks to take place in the area.

Onlookers clamed the woman was hit over the head with a wooden stick in the incident last Thursday, with the attacker allegedly heard shouting: “I am doing it because you are a Jew.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed: “Officers were called at around 3.45pm on Thursday, July 28 to reports of a woman assaulted by another woman close to Seven Sisters Underground station.

“The incident happened around 30 minutes prior to the call. The victim was not seriously injured during the incident. Due to comments made during the assault, this is being treated as a hate crime.

“No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, and enquiries continue into the circumstances.”

Meanwhile, My London revealed police received a report of a racially-aggravated assault that was alleged to have occurred in High Road, N15, less than half-a-mile away from the scene of the first incident.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a 29-year-old woman was sprayed with a liquid and threatened by another woman.

No injuries were reported, and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

An eyewitness told My London that a “mum and baby were attacked by a serial racist”, with the offender throwing a substance over the baby before chasing them down the street – all while “brandishing a stick and shouting”.

On the same day a 13 year-old boy, who was visibly Jewish, was assaulted by three teenagers who allegedly threw off his hat and shouted “f***ing Jew.”

He was not injured, and enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.

Officers say that they have arranged to take a statement from the informant.

Anyone with information about the attack near Seven Sisters Tube station should call 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD reference number 4820 of July 28.

Support your Jewish community. Support your Jewish News

Thank you for helping to make Jewish News the leading source of news and opinion for the UK Jewish community. Today we're asking for your invaluable help to continue putting our community first in everything we do.

For as little as £5 a month you can help sustain the vital work we do in celebrating and standing up for Jewish life in Britain.

Jewish News holds our community together and keeps us connected. Like a synagogue, it’s where people turn to feel part of something bigger. It also proudly shows the rest of Britain the vibrancy and rich culture of modern Jewish life.

You can make a quick and easy one-off or monthly contribution of £5, £10, £20 or any other sum you’re comfortable with.

100% of your donation will help us continue celebrating our community, in all its dynamic diversity...


Being a community platform means so much more than producing a newspaper and website. One of our proudest roles is media partnering with our invaluable charities to amplify the outstanding work they do to help us all.


There’s no shortage of oys in the world but Jewish News takes every opportunity to celebrate the joys too, through projects like Night of Heroes, 40 Under 40 and other compelling countdowns that make the community kvell with pride.


In the first collaboration between media outlets from different faiths, Jewish News worked with British Muslim TV and Church Times to produce a list of young activists leading the way on interfaith understanding.


Royal Mail issued a stamp honouring Holocaust hero Sir Nicholas Winton after a Jewish News campaign attracted more than 100,000 backers. Jewish Newsalso produces special editions of the paper highlighting pressing issues including mental health and Holocaust remembrance.

Easy access

In an age when news is readily accessible, Jewish News provides high-quality content free online and offline, removing any financial barriers to connecting people.

Voice of our community to wider society

The Jewish News team regularly appears on TV, radio and on the pages of the national press to comment on stories about the Jewish community. Easy access to the paper on the streets of London also means Jewish News provides an invaluable window into the community for the country at large.

We hope you agree all this is worth preserving.

read more: