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
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
4492 20/08/21 pic.twitter.com/GWtip256E0
— Shomrim (Stamford Hill) (@Shomrim) August 20, 2021
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