Suspect arrested for attacking Jewish driver in Golders Green

Golders Green, London
- A man has been arrested after allegedly attacking a Jewish driver in Golders Green on Friday morning.

Members of Shomrim and the Community Security Trust were quickly on the scene outside Kosher Kingdom on Golders Green Road. They detained the man, who appears to be in the 20s and was wearing blue jeans, a blue tracksuit top and black trainers, until police arrived on the scene.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said they “were called at approximately 10:00hrs on Friday, 21 May to reports of an incident on Golders Green Road.

“A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public disorder at the scene. He has been taken to a police station in north London.

“A road closure was put in place that has since been reopened.

“Officers will be conducting high visibility reassurance patrols in the area.

Video taken at the scene shows members of the public helping to restrain the suspect by sitting on his feet. The man struggles but is eventually subdued.

One eyewitness said: “I never seen anything like it in my life. The man jumped into a Jewish man’s car window and tried to break it down.”

Another described the suspect as a “pro-Palestinian person acting aggressively against Jewish shoppers”.
A third claimed the car had been targeted because it displayed an Israel flag.

Source: Jewish news