Four arrests have been made after an alleged anti-Semitic attack on a Jewish family in the early hours of Friday morning.
A 28-year-old Jewish man was driving through London’s Blackwall Tunnel at 1.30am when another car began to drive alongside him.
Shomrim, a charity that patrols Jewish communities in London, said the men shouted “F***ing Jews” and “Kill the Jews” at the man, his partner and their baby before throwing eggs at the vehicle, according to Everyday Antisemitism. There was no prior contact or incident between the two cars.
Officers from Tower Hamlets Police stopped a vehicle and made four arrests shortly after. Investigations are ongoing.
The incident was first reported on Twitter by Stamford Hill’s volunteer neighbourhood watch group Shomrim.
Eggs thrown & anti-Semitic abuse hurled towards Jewish motorist & his car in unprovoked attack in Blackwall Tunnel pic.twitter.com/Cu1lVJaxNt
— Shomrim – London (@Shomrim) 8 April 2016
A spokesperson from the Metropolitan Police told the Daily Mirror: “Detectives in Tower Hamlets are investigating an allegation of anti-Semitic abuse reported on Friday, 8 April.
“The incident is said to have taken place at 01:30hrs as a 28-year-old man travelled through the Blackwall Tunnel.
“The man became aware of another car driving alongside with four occupants shouting anti-Semitic abuse at him.
“Some of the passengers of the vehicle then threw eggs at the victim’s car. Four men, aged 20, 22, 22 and 20 years, have since been arrested in connection with the incident.
“They remain in custody at an east London police station. Anyone with information is asked to call Tower Hamlets CID on 020 8217 3701, or to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Shomrim patrol the areas of Golders Green, Childs Hill, Hendon, Finchley and Temple Fortune. The organisation is assisting the victims.
It was set up in 2009 “because the community feels unsafe due to a spike in street attacks and robberies over the last couple of years”.
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