Saturday 19 August 2017

Man held after voter racially abused at polling station

Rachael Burnett

A voter was racially abused outside a polling station by a man shouting anti-Semitic threats.

He shouted "f******g Jews, kill all the Jews, what are you doing here?" as the man was leaving the building in Hackney before coming back later with a crowbar shouting more abuse, according to Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim.

Shomrim spokesman Chaim Hochhauser said: "This was a frightening experience for the victim.

"I would like to thank the woman at the polling station who came to the aid of the victim and helped him leave the premises to find a safe place."

Police arrested the man on suspicion of a racially or religiously aggravated public order offence at around 5pm in Clapton Common.

He has since been taken to an east London police station for questioning.

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