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Man arrested over ‘terrifying’ antisemitic hate crimes in Tottenham

The 55-year-old is suspected of and racially abusing a Jewish woman in the street after earlier setting fire to the same woman’s car

The incident took place in Townsend Road (credit Google)
The incident took place in Townsend Road (credit Google)

Detectives have arrested a man on suspicion of committing multiple hate crime offences in Tottenham against the same Jewish woman.

The 55-year-old man was arrested today (Thursday 23rd) on suspicion of arson and racially aggravated harassment. He was taken to a North London police station.

He is suspected of racially abusing a Jewish woman, aged in her 30s, in Townsend Road on Tuesday (21st) and of setting fire to the same victim’s car earlier this month (Monday 6th).

Detective Sergeant Chris Church said: “This was a terrifying experience for the victim who was just going about her day.

“We simply won’t tolerate hate crime and those who commit such abhorrent crimes will be prosecuted.

“While the victim in this case was not physically harmed, the effects of being a victim can be damaging and long lasting. We continue to support her and her family.

“All reports of hate crime are taken seriously and I would like to reassure all of our communities that we have specially trained officers who investigate these cases with a view to taking robust action against offenders. If you encounter hate please do report it.”

Victims of hate crime are asked to call 101 or report online. To report crime anonymously call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.