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Stamford Hill assaults: 28-year-old man arrested

Suspect held at east London police station in connection with five racially aggravated assaults.

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A man has been arrested in connection with a number of unprovoked assaults on Jewish people in Stamford Hill.

A 28-year-old was held on Thursday afternoon on suspicion of five racially aggravated attacks and remains in custody at an east London police station.

Detectives have been conducting enquiries following the series of incidents, which all occurred on Wednesday 18 August.

Assaults included against a 30-year-old man who was struck on the head with a bottle on Cazenove Road, N16, sustaining no injuries. A 14-year-old boy was walking on Holmdale Terrace, N15, when he was approached and assaulted without warning, sustaining no lasting injuries.

Later that evening on Stamford Hill, at the junction with Colberg Road, a 64-year-old man was struck in the face. He suffered facial injuries and fell to the ground, breaking a bone in his foot. He was taken to hospital for treatment and was later discharged.

Officers have also been informed of a fourth and fifth victim who have yet to contact police. Enquiries to speak to them are ongoing.

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