Jewish children had anti-Semitic abuse hurled at them on bus in east London

25 November 2019, 18:32

By Megan White

Three Jewish children had anti-Semitic abuse hurled at them and had their hats thrown off on a bus in east London.

According to volunteer police organisation Shomrim, the boys were onboard a 253 bus in Clapton when they were abused by the man.

One of the boys was allegedly punched in the eye during the attack on Sunday morning, while his two friends also had their hats thrown off.

The incident took place outside Grodzinski Bakery on Clapton Common at 8.15am.

Hackney North and Stoke Newington MP Diane Abbott tweeted: “Shocking anti-Semitic incident near Clapton. My heart goes out to the children, their families and the community.”

A Shomrim spokesperson said: “The perpetrator boarded the bus and totally unprovoked, punched the victim in the eye.

“They chucked off the visibly Jewish teenagers hat and Jewish scull cap and kicked it towards the front of the bus and shouted lots of verbal anti-Semitic abuse.

“The victim was in terrible shock. The suspect also threw off the hats of the victims friends.”

The Metropolitan Police have been contacted for a comment.