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Police investigate after Jewish man in his 60s assaulted

Victim was knocked unconscious during the “vicious” incident and taken to hospital with a broken ankle and head injuries, according to neighbourhood watch group Shomrim

Police are investigating an alleged racist attack after a Jewish man in his 60s was assaulted in north London.

The victim was knocked unconscious during the “vicious” incident and taken to hospital with a broken ankle and head injuries, according to a local Jewish neighbourhood watch.

Footage of the incident on social media appears to show a man in Orthodox Jewish dress being punched by another man.

The Metropolitan Police said: “On Friday August 20 police received a third party report of an assault that occurred on Stamford Hill at approximately 8.30pm on Wednesday August 18.

“Officers have spoken with the 64 year-old victim and inquiries remain ongoing.

“There have been no arrests.”

Shomrim, a neighbourhood watch group which works to protect the Jewish community of Stamford Hill, posted on Twitter: “Shocking footage of a vicious #Racist attack, the unconscious victim, was rushed to hospital with broken foot/ankle & nasty head injuries.

“@MPSHackney specialist #HateCrime officers are keen to speak to this male.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 4492/20Aug

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