Boy, 13, ‘punched and subjected to antisemitic abuse’ on London bus
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Boy, 13, ‘punched and subjected to antisemitic abuse’ on London bus

Teenager abused while travelling towards Stamford Hill on a bus, with assailants reportedly shouting 'You stupid Jews think you own the world'

Police cars in Stamford Hill (Shomrim image from Twitter)
Police cars in Stamford Hill (Shomrim image from Twitter)

A 13-year-old boy was punched in the stomach before being subjected to antisemitic abuse while travelling on a bus in London, the neighbourhood watch group Shomrim has said.

The teenager was attacked while travelling along High Road towards Stamford Hill in north London at about 11.45am on Sunday, according to a Twitter post retweeted by the Metropolitan Police’s Haringey account.

The tweet, which was posted by the Shomrim group, said a male hit the boy, who was Jewish, and shouted: “You stupid Jews think you own the world.”

The Met confirmed it had received a report of antisemitic abuse and an assault taking place on a bus in the Stamford Hill area.

A Met spokesman said no arrests have been made and inquiries continue.

There were no reports of any serious injuries, Scotland Yard said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD 4968/5Jan.

A spokesperson for the Board of Deputies of British Jews said: “This unprovoked racist assault is sickening. The vile individual who perpetrated this attack must be arrested and subjected to the full force of the law.”

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