A man has shouted “kill all Jews” at schoolchildren and then assaulted a Jewish man in Hackney, it is alleged.
Police arrested a man on suspicion of attempted robbery and public order offence after the incident on Upper Clapton Road at around 5pm yesterday.
The victim, in his 60s, claimed he was apprehended by a man who racially abused him and demanded money before assaulting him.
The neighbourhood watch group Stamford Hill Shomrim said the offender allegedly shouted “kill all Jews” at schoolchildren before the reported assault.
Police enquiries continue. Any witnesses to the incident have been asked to contact the Metropolitan Police on 101, with the reference CAD6037.