CCTV released of men who allegedly attacked rabbi and shouted 'kill Jews'

Emily Mee, news reporter

CCTV images have been released of two men suspected of launching an antisemitic attack on a senior rabbi and shouting "kill the Jews".

The 54-year-old religious leader was allegedly attacked in Stamford Hill, north London, at around 9.45pm on Friday as he left a nearby synagogue.

The two men were said to have shouted "f*** Jews", "dirty Jew" and "kill the Jews" during the assault in Amhurst Park.

A fellow rabbi, Herschel Gluck, said the victim was left "bruised and traumatised".

Police said he had suffered minor injuries.

The victim had travelled to the UK for a family wedding and has since returned to Israel.

Detective Superintendent Adam Ghaboos from the Metropolitan Police said: "All members of our communities have the right to walk the streets without fear of verbal or physical abuse.

"Since this incident was reported, we have been working hard alongside the community and key partners to establish the circumstances of what happened.

"I want to reassure the community that we take offences of this nature extremely seriously and are doing what we can to progress this investigation."

Police have released images of the two suspects at Stamford Hill station, wearing dark hooded jackets, jeans and trainers.

Investigators also want to speak to a potential witness - a woman who was at the scene of the attack who had been wearing a white jacket and pushing a shopping trolley.

Anyone who witnessed the attack or knows either of the men can call police on 07500 850625 quoting CAD 6332/30Nov, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.