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Drunken mob break into Stamford Hill synagogue in ‘anti-Semitic attack’

PUBLISHED: 09:21 23 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:28 23 March 2015

The residents of Stamford Hill are predominately Hasidic Jewish and only New York has a larger community of Hasidic Jews outside Israel. The area contains approximately 50 synagogues and many shops cater specifically for the needs of Orthodox Jews. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

The residents of Stamford Hill are predominately Hasidic Jewish and only New York has a larger community of Hasidic Jews outside Israel. The area contains approximately 50 synagogues and many shops cater specifically for the needs of Orthodox Jews. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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A drunken group of house party revellers tried to gain access to the synagogue in Stamford Hill, in what police are calling an ‘anti-Semitic’ attack.

One man suffered injuries to the face while trying to stop the crew from entering the building, but he did not require hospital treatment.

Police were called to reports of a disturbance at around 1.15am on Sunday morning to Craven Park Road.

Some members of the group did get manage to get into the synagogue before being removed by security.

The incident is being treated as anti-Semitic due to remarks made by one of the group, police said.

Officers said there was nothing to suggest that it was planned or targeted or a far-right or extremist attack, but rather ‘the completely unacceptable actions of a drunken group’.

Four men and two women, all aged in their late teens, were arrested for public order offences and assault.

All were taken to a north London police station where they remain in custody.

Insp Jonathan Waterfield said: “We are investigating to establish the full circumstances of the incident and to identify anyone else involved in the disturbance who has not yet been arrested.

“We have also increased police patrols in the Stamford Hill area to provide reassurance to the community.”

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation should call Haringey CID via 101.

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