The police are investigating claims that three Jewish shoppers were subjected to anti-Semitic abuse in Tottenham on Wednesday evening.
According to witnesses, three men in a white pickup truck shouted, “Hitler is on the way to you, Heil Hitler!” and threw small gas canisters at the victims – two men and a woman.
There were no reported injuries.
The incident that took place at around 7:45pm in Tottenham Hale.
A spokesperson for Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim, which was called by the victim, said: “This behaviour is appalling, the victims were innocent shoppers at the Tottenham Hale Retail Park, and they were targeted because they were visibly Jewish. The verbal abuse was disgusting, and small objects were thrown towards the victims, making them fear for their immediate safety.”
Jonathan Sacerdoti, director of communications at the Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: “This disturbing incident is a reminder of the abuse that many Jewish people experience all too often. It is vital that victims report all antisemitic attacks or incidents whenever they happen, and that the police take every report seriously, investigating and charging those responsible wherever possible.”
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