Jewish News has identified the man caught ripping down posters of the kidnapped hostages in Mill Hill at the weekend as a financial analyst in his mid-fifties.
A member of the Jewish community, who asked not to be named, said he encountered the individual, who Jewish News is choosing not to name at this time for legal reasons, outside an out-of-business restaurant on Mill Hill Broadway.
The community member told Jewish News: “The restaurant had gone out of business and its front window was covered in posters. There were about 100 posters on the window and by the time I reached him, he had ripped down about 20 of them. I asked him what he thought he was doing, and whether it made him feel big and strong to be taking down pictures of women and children.”
Challenged, the poster-ripper did not reply but instead walked away. He was wearing a baseball cap with the insignia of the Deutsche Bank, for which the individual is believed to have previously worked for.
After their encounter, the Jewish man returned to Mill Hill Broadway — and found that new posters had been put up to replace those torn down.
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