Man arrested after attempted kidnap of 12-year-old and two-year-old in Stamford Hill

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Man arrested after attempted kidnap of 12-year-old and two-year-old in Stamford Hill

Incident captured on CCTV outside Lubavitch House Synagogue on Shavuot

Screenshot, Shomrim Stamford Hill Twitter/X
Screenshot, Shomrim Stamford Hill Twitter/X

A man in his 40s has been arrested following the attempted assault and kidnap of a 12-year-old Orthodox boy and his two-year-old sibling in Stamford Hill.

The incident at midday on Thursday 13 June took place outside Lubavitch House Synagogue and was captured on CCTV footage.

The young boy, part of the Charedi community, was walking past the synagogue pushing his sibling in a buggy, when approached by a white male suspect in his 40s, who attempted to forcefully take the buggy.

When the boy resisted, the suspect pulled his payos (side curls) and threw off his kippah. The boy’s cries for help alerted nearby individuals, the suspect released him and the young boy ran away in shock.

Screenshot: Shomrim Stamford Hill Twitter/X

The suspect was apprehended by Jewish community passers-by who witnessed the incident and detained him until police arrived and arrested him on scene.

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact the Metropolitan Police in Hackney or Shomrim quoting reference 01/446194/24.

Since October 7th, more than 238 hate crimes within the Charedi Orthodox Stamford Hill community have been reported to Shomrim.

For the latest updates, follow @Shomrim on X

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