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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.

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