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Hendon arrest amid anti-Semitism allegations

Justin Cohen is the News Editor at the Jewish News

A man was arrested over allegations of anti-Semitic abuse on the streets of Hendon on Sunday, writes Justin Cohen.

The 44-year-old was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence, police confirmed.

According to a tweet from Shomrim, the man was performing a Nazi salute while shouting ‘let’s kill the Jews’

Police ethicsThe organisation’s Gary Ost said: “Our members followed him until the police arrived and arrested him outside the HSBC near Hendon Central tube.”

A Met spokesman said: “Police were called at approximately 13:50hrs on Sunday, 22 February to Central Circus, NW4 following reports of a man allegedly making anti-Semitic comments. Officers attended and a 44-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence. He was taken to a north London police station and subsequently bailed pending further enquiries.”

The arrest was welcomed by the CST’s Mark Gardner, who said: “People need to know that this kind of racism will carry consequences.”

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