Police examine after younger Jewish girl is ‘violently assaulted’
- A 20-year-old girl was ‘violently assaulted and robbed’ in North London
- Met Police mentioned two ladies ran off in direction of the the A10 after the assault
Police are investigating a potential hate crime after a younger Jewish girl was ‘violently assaulted and robbed’, the Met has mentioned.
She was reportedly left bruised, however didn’t have to go to hospital.
Footage of the incident circulated on-line after it was tweeted by neighbourhood watch group Shomrim.
The clip exhibits the sufferer strolling alongside the trail, adopted by the 2 ladies, earlier than considered one of them seems to hit her across the head twice.
She then crosses the street earlier than she is grabbed by the 2 ladies and struck a number of instances.
One of the ladies then pulls the sufferer onto the tarmac, earlier than being pinned down and hit repeatedly. The pair then seem to take her belongings.
The two ladies then stroll off down the road, as a gaggle of individuals cease and test on the sufferer – who remains to be on the ground.
Detective Inspector Mike Herrick is main the investigation from the theft unit and mentioned the lady was terrified.
He mentioned: ‘This was a stunning incident and terrifying expertise for the sufferer who was fortunate to not obtain extra critical accidents.
The clip exhibits the sufferer strolling alongside the trail, adopted by the 2 ladies, earlier than considered one of them seems to hit her across the head twice
At round 4.30pm on Thursday, the 20-year-old was robbed on Rostrevor Avenue in Stamford Hill, north London (pictured)
The Met Police then later confirmed that the lady was Jewish (inventory picture)
The two ladies then stroll off down the road, as a gaggle of individuals cease and test on the sufferer – who remains to be on the ground
‘We do not underestimate the psychological influence of offences akin to these and we’re providing her each help as we work to determine the suspects.
‘We know footage of the incident has been extensively shared on social media and perceive that there shall be added considerations in regards to the motivation behind the assault.
‘We will after all maintain an open thoughts in regards to the motive and proceed to work intently with the local people to allay any fears.’
The power later confirmed that the sufferer is Jewish.
The Met tweeted: ‘Video footage of a younger Jewish girl being violently assaulted and robbed in Haringey yesterday has been extensively shared this night.
‘We usually are not sharing the video in full, however we will verify that an investigation has been launched.
‘Officers take any suggestion of hate crime extremely severely and our investigation will embrace a radical evaluation of the motive for the assault.’
Anyone with data which might help the investigation is requested to name 101 quoting CAD 5505/07Dec.
Information may also be shared with the unbiased charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.