September 03, 2021

UK - Man arrested following assaults in Hackney

A man has been arrested in connection with a number of unprovoked assaults on Jewish people in Hackney.

Detectives from the Central East Command Unit have been conducting extensive enquiries following the series of incidents, which all occurred on Wednesday, 18 August.

Abdullah Qureshi 28, was arrested on Thursday, 2 September on suspicion of five racially aggravated assaults. He remains in custody at an east London police station.

On Wednesday, 18 August at 18:41hrs a 30-year-old man was struck on the head with a bottle on Cazenove Road, N16, sustaining no injuries.

At 19:10hrs, a 14-year-old boy was walking on Holmdale Terrace, N15, when he was approached and assaulted without warning, sustaining no lasting injuries.

At approximately 20:30hrs on Stamford Hill, at the junction with Colberg Road, a 64-year-old man was struck in the face. He suffered facial injuries and fell to the ground, breaking a bone in his foot. He was taken to hospital for treatment and was later discharged.

Officers have also been informed of a fourth and fifth victim who have yet to contact police. Enquiries to speak to them are ongoing.

Source: met.police