Jewish homes in London vandalized with red crosses

Crosses drawn with a red liquid appeared on several homes with mezuzahs in a heavily Jewish neighborhood of northern London.

“Officers have spoken to the residents of these properties,” the police write in a statement Tuesday about the incidents in Stamford Hill. “We understand it’s likely that a local man who is well known to residents and suffers with mental ill health may be responsible.”

Shomrim, a Jewish security group, calls the incidents an anti-Semitic “hate crime,” adding on Twitter that the perpetrator “appears to have used blood.”

A cross that was painted with a red liquid next to the mezuzah of the home of a Jewish family in London, Jan. 12, 2021. (Courtesy of Shomrim via JTA)