British police are investigating three antisemitic attacks that took place last week in North London, the UK Jewish News reported.
According to police, a woman was hit over the head with a wooden stick by another woman near Seven Sisters underground station in Tottenham on Thursday, with the assailant allegedly shouting, “I am doing it because you are a Jew.”
A second incident occurred half a mile away when a 29-year old woman was sprayed with an unidentified liquid and threatened by a female attacker.
That same day, a visibly Jewish 13-year old boy was attacked by three teenagers who took his hat and yelled “f***ing Jew” at him.
In the first instance, a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told the news outlet: “The victim was not seriously injured during the incident. Due to comments made during the assault, this is being treated as a hate crime… No arrests have been made in connection with the incident, and enquiries continue into the circumstances.”
According to My London, the second case involved a mother and baby who were “attacked by a serial racist” who chased them down the street “brandishing a stick and shouting.”
The 13-year old boy in the third incident was not injured and investigators are still looking into the specifics of the case, including taking a statement from a witness.
The Community Security Trust, the organization tasked with security resources for Britain’s Jewish community, reported in February that antisemitic incidents in the UK reached record levels in 2021.