Met Police to probe hate crime in north London, as unknown persons daub anti-Semitic graffiti on synagogue and shops on Hanukkah

London synagogue and shop fronts targeted with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Following incidence of anti-Semitic graffiti being daubed on synagogue and shop fronts in North London, the Police have moved to investigate the racially motivated hate crime.

It was reported that the crude images showed a Star of David alongside the numbers “9.11” in Hampstead and Belsize Park – invoking an anti-Semitic conspiracy that there was Jewish involvement in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001.

Reacting to the incident, Oliver Cooper, a councillor for Hampstead tweeted the images saying he was “sickened” by the graffiti and told the Standard he has reported it to police.

He said: “We must move heaven and earth to eradicate this racist hatred, which was unimaginable just a few years ago.”

Speaking for the Met Police, Inspector Kev Hailes said: “This is clearly a concerning incident and one we are taking seriously.

“We have liaised with our partners in order to remove the graffiti and various enquiries are underway to find who is responsible.

“Officers will be on patrol throughout the area in order to provide some reassurance to local communities. Please approach us if you have any questions or concerns.

“The Met remains committed to tackling hate crimes in all its forms, and we will continue to work with our partners and the public to do so.”

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