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Jewish Shop Owners Brutally Beaten by Thug in Random Antisemitic Attack

This is the horrifying moment two Jewish men are battered by a thug in a random “anti-Semitic” attack outside a bakery.

Footage shows the two men closing up their shop in North London when they are suddenly attacked by a stranger.

Police today said they have arrested a teenager, 18, on suspicion of actual bodily harm, who remains in custody.

One victim of the attack suffered bruising, a broken nose and a fractured hand, while the second man suffered an eye injury.

Officers raced to the scene on Cadoxton Avenue, Haringey, at 9.50pm last night following reports that two men had been assaulted.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said the incident is being treated as a hate crime.

StopAntiSemitism.org said the two men were victims of an “antisemitic assault” – which happened on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day.

Home Secretary Priti Patel echoed the sentiment, describing it as “an absolutely despicable attack”.

Shocking footage shows the two men leaving the shop, with one speaking on his phone when a man in a dark puffer jacket approaches the pair.

One of the Jewish men appears to say something as the man walks past before raising his right arm in defense.

The man in the puffer then unleashes a series of blows.

One victim raises his foot as the distressing attack continues.

The man then repeatedly punches one of the men in the head, which sends him to the floor and causes his kippah to fall off.

The attacker then lands punches on the other man, and he also loses his kippah.

He then chases the men away before walking back up the pavement, kicking the fallen kippah across the floor.

The attack happened the night before Holocaust Memorial Day – which commemorates the six million Jews murdered by Nazis in World War II.

It marks the day the Auschwitz death camp was liberated in 1945.

Chief Superintendent Simon Crick said: “On this most important day, this is an awful reminder that hate crime still exists.

“I know that Haringey residents will be upset by such a horrible attack and we won’t stand for anyone in our community being targeted or hurt.

“If you assault someone, you can expect us to do everything we can to investigate and find you.

“I’ve been in touch with members of the local Jewish community, and I’m providing additional patrols throughout the day to reassure the community. Please do speak to them if you have any concerns.

“I’d like to thank the members of the public who called us and asked us to come to the aid of these two gentlemen and grateful for their help, which meant we could locate a suspect.”

Source:https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/jewish-shop-owners-brutally-beaten-26066487