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Shocking footage shows Jewish man knocked unconscious in alleged racist attack
21 August 2021, 10:33 | Updated: 21 August 2021, 15:24
Shocking footage shows the moment a Jewish man was knocked unconscious in a "vicious" alleged racist attack.
Social media footage shows a man in Orthodox Jewish dress being punched by a passer-by in North London.
The 64-year-old was taken to hospital with a broken ankle and head injuries, Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim said.
Police have begun an investigation after the footage was posted to the group's Twitter page.
Shomrim wrote on Twitter: "Shocking footage of a vicious #Racist attack, the unconscious victim, was rushed to hospital with broken foot/ankle & nasty head injuries.
#HateCrime #Antisemitism #StamfordHill 18/8 8:30pm— Shomrim (Stamford Hill) (@Shomrim) August 20, 2021
Shocking footage of a vicious #Racist attack, the unconscious victim, was rushed to hospital with broken foot/ankle & nasty head injuries @MPSHackney specialist #HateCrime officers are keen to speak to this male
4492 20/08/21 pic.twitter.com/GWtip256E0
"@MPSHackney specialist #HateCrime officers are keen to speak to this male."
The Metropolitan Police said: "On Friday August 20 police received a third party report of an assault that occurred on Stamford Hill at approximately 8.30pm on Wednesday August 18.
"Officers have spoken with the 64 year-old victim and inquiries remain ongoing.
"There have been no arrests."
Anyone with information about the incident can call police via 101 quoting reference Cad 4492/20Aug.
Earlier in August, it was revealed more than 1,000 anti-Jewish hate incidents were recorded in the UK - a 49% rise on the first half of 2020.
The highest total ever logged for the first half of a year by the Community Security Trust, it came amid a rise of antisemitism during the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza earlier this year.