Woman with 10-inch knife screamed ‘I want to kill all you Jews’ as she chased children outside synagogue
London – A woman brandishing a 10-inch kitchen knife allegedly screamed “I want to kill all you Jews” as she chased a group of children who had just left a synagogue in north London.
Police arrested a 47-year-old woman on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence after she was tackled by neighbourhood watch volunteers in Stamford Hill, which is home to Europe’s largest Hasidic Jewish community.
She is said to have run after a group of around 14 children aged between eight and 13 on Sunday night while shouting antisemiticabuse.
The woman was apprehended by volunteers from Shomrim, an Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood watch group, which then called police.
The group tweeted a picture of a large knife lying on the pavement following the incident.
“This is another worrying incident of knife crime in London coupled with hate/antisemitic crime,” said Rabbi Herschel Gluck, president of Shomrim.
He added: “Much more needs to be done to tackle and stop this terrible scourge which is tragically running rampant in our city.”