Manchester teen beaten unconscious in suspected anti-Semitic attack

17-year-old hospitalized with brain hemorrhaging after assault on group of Jews at train station

Bowker Vale, Manchester, England. (Google Streetview)
Bowker Vale, Manchester, England. (Google Streetview)

A 17-year-old Jewish teenager was beaten unconscious at a train stop in Manchester in a suspected anti-Semitic attack on Saturday night, the Manchester Evening News reported.

Three other Jews — two 18-year-olds and a 20-year-old — were also hurt in the assault. Police are treating the incident as an anti-Semitic attack.

The younger victim was still hospitalized on Monday and was “suffering from a suspected bleed to the brain,” according to the report.

Police said the group were approached by three men as they waited at the Bowker Vale Metrolink station in northern Manchester at around 11:30 p.m. The assailants hurled verbal abuse at the victims and then physically assaulted them.

Forensics teams continued to look for evidence at the train station on Monday morning, the report said.

No suspects have been apprehended.

The attacks came as the London Metropolitan Police reported a sharp increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the 12 months preceding July 2015.

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