Man charged after aggressively shouting insults at Orthodox Jew outside north London station

The incident happened by Stamford Hill station (Google Street View)
The incident happened by Stamford Hill station (Google Street View)

A man has been charged after shouting insults in an aggressive manner at a man in Orthodox Jewish clothing by Stamford Hill station in north London.

The man, 21, was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence on Wednesday evening, Metropolitan Police said in an update.

He is accused of shouting insults at the Orthodox Jew on Tuesday just before 6pm.

The alleged victim went to Stamford Hill station and reported the incident to British Transport Police officers, who arrested the suspect.

The case was then passed to the Met.

The suspect was identified and it was discovered he was also wanted on suspicion of a second racially aggravated public order allegation, the force said on Thursday.

He is accused of verbally abusing and threatening to kill a man for being in a mixed relationship in Walthamstow in May 2023.

Detective Constable Steve Jones, based in Bethnal Green, said: “There is no place for hate in our communities and it will not be tolerated by the Met.

"Every Londoner should be able to go about their life without suffering abusive behaviour.

"There has been a 14-fold increase in anti-Semitic hate crime incidents across London since the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

"The Met has hundreds of officers undertaking patrols, particularly in areas where communities feel vulnerable.

"They have made over 4,800 visits to mosques, synagogues and faith schools to talk with members and reassure them about the work they are doing."