‘F*** Yids’ scrawled on posters in Stamford Hill

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‘F*** Yids’ scrawled on posters in Stamford Hill

The offensive remarks were found across the neighbourhood in north London, including on posters supporting refugees

One of the abusive messages daubed on a poster in Stamford Hill
One of the abusive messages daubed on a poster in Stamford Hill

Anti-Semitic graffiti has been daubed on a number of posters in north London, including on ones in support of refugees.

‘F*** Yids’ was found scrawled on at least four posters in Stamford Hill, which has a large Strictly-Orthodox Jewish community.

Police told the Jewish News they were “aware of an allegation being made.. regarding anti-semitic graffiti scrawled on a wall on Albany Park Terrace/Cazenove Road, in Stamford Hill, Hackney. An appointment has been scheduled to interview the individual who reported this matter.”

Neighbourhood watch group Shomrim posted images of the offensive remarks on Twitter.

Michael Scher, Supervisor at Stamford Hill Shomrim said: “Local residents were shocked and disgusted to see the racist and anti-semitic graffiti appear in their neighbourhood.”

He added: “This appalling behaviour does not reflect the wider Hackney community who are generally very welcoming and friendly.”

A Community Security Trust spokesperson said: “It is somebody going around with a marker pen, but it is nasty and anti-Semitic, intended to cause alarm.”

Earlier today, it was revealed by the new home secretary Amber Rudd that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) would issue fresh guidance on racially- and religiously-aggravated crime.

She revealed that synagogues are set to benefit from an extra £2.4 million in security funding as plans for stricter hate crime sentences.

The plan, to be unveiled in full this week, sees the latest security funding increase since the Tory-government came to power following the decision to leave the European Union.

Following the Brexit vote, there was an increase in racism, with almost 300 incidents being reported per day in the immediate aftermath.

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