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2 Jewish men assaulted on London street, 18-year-old arrested

An attack on two ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in north London, January 26, 2022 (Screenshot via Twitter)
An attack on two ultra-Orthodox Jewish men in north London, January 26, 2022 (Screenshot via Twitter)

An 18-year-old has been arrested in north London after video showed a passerby assaulting two men in ultra-Orthodox garb on a sidewalk.

In the video, the attacker can be seen continuously punching the two until they are knocked down. The pair required medical treatment but were released from a hospital the same evening.

The Shomrim organization, which released the video, helped police track down the alleged assailant, according to the Jewish Chronicle.

Police call the crime, which occurred on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, an “awful reminder that hate crime still exists.”

Home Secretary Priti Patel also speaks out.

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