Man Charged Over Attacks on Jewish People in North London

September 4, 2021 Updated: September 4, 2021

A man has been charged in connection with a number of unprovoked attacks on Jewish people in north London, the Metropolitan Police said.

Abdullah Qureshi, 28, will appear at Thames Magistrates’ Court on Saturday.

He has been charged with one count of racially or religiously aggravated wounding or grievous bodily harm, four counts of racially or religiously aggravated common assault, and one count of racially or religious aggravated criminal damage.

Police said five incidents took place on Aug. 18, with the first occurring on Cazenove Road, Stamford Hill, where a 30-year-old man was hit on the head with a bottle at 6.41 p.m. He suffered no injuries.

The next happened at 7.10 p.m. on Holmdale Terrace, where a 14-year-old boy was assaulted without warning, sustaining no lasting injuries, Scotland Yard said.

At around 8.30 p.m. on the same evening, on Stamford Hill at the junction with Colberg Road, a 64-year-old man was hit in the face.

The man suffered facial injuries and broke his foot falling to the ground. He was taken to hospital and later discharged.

Two further incidents took place in the same area on the same day, police said.