Six people arrested for storming UK synagogue, screaming ‘kill the Jews’

Published March 23rd, 2015 - 02:13 GMT

At least six people have been arrested during an attack on a synagogue in London that left one injured.

The Sunday incident occurred when a group of roughly 20 men and women entered a London synagogue, shouting "Kill the Jews," attacking people there and smashing windows, British media reported.

Police said the drunken men had just left a nearby party and tried to get into the synagogue in Stamford Hill, north London, in the early hours of Sunday, the state-run BBC reported.

The London police said there was no evidence the attack was either planned or targeted, but described the whole episode as an "anti-Semitic" incident.

"There is no suggestion that this was a far-right or extremist attack but rather the completely unacceptable actions of a drunken group," the Metropolitan police said in a statement.

"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, Inspector Jonathan Waterfield said. "We have also increased police patrols in the Stamford Hill area to provide reassurance to the community."

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