A man has been arrested after allegedly attacking a Jewish driver in Golders Green on Friday morning.
Members of Shomrim and the Community Security Trust were quickly on the scene outside Kosher Kingdom on Golders Green Road. They detained a young man wearing blue jeans, a blue tracksuit top and black trainers, until police arrived on the scene.
The Metropolitan Police said: “We were called at approximately 10:00hrs on Friday 21 May to reports of an incident on Golders Green Road. A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public disorder at the scene. He has been taken to a police station in north London. A road closure was put in place that has since been reopened. Officers will be conducting high visibility reassurance patrols in the area.”
Video taken at the scene shows members of the public helping to restrain the suspect by sitting on his feet. The man struggles but is eventually subdued.
One eyewitness said: “I never seen anything like it in my life. The man jumped into a Jewish man’s car window and tried to break it down.”
Another described the suspect as a “pro-Palestinian person acting aggressively against Jewish shoppers”.
A third claimed the car had been targeted because it displayed an Israel flag.
At the same time, down the road in Temple Fortune, Home Secretary Priti Patel and Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick were discussing Jewish security concerns with community leaders outside Daniel’s Bakery. Writing in this week’s Jewish News, Patel reassured British Jews that their safety was a priority in the wake of the 11-day Gaza conflict.
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