Two Jewish schools in Stamford Hill have been daubed in red paint amid the war between Israel and Hamas.

Police have said that they are treating both incidents as hate crimes, and are investigating the possibility that they are linked.

A Jewish school in Lordship Road was attacked on Thursday (October 12), shortly before 7am.

Police are also aware of a second incident yesterday (October 16) at a school in Woodberry Down, near Finsbury Park.

No arrests have been made and police enquiries continue.

Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway, who leads policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets said: “We have had extra police patrols in the area since the attacks in Israel to provide reassurance.

“We are working closely with our partners in the Community Security Trust, the Shomrim, Hackney Council and other key local partners.

“These incidents will be robustly investigated, and we have been clear that we have a zero tolerance for hate crime.”

Dave Rich, director of policy at the Community Security Trust (CST), a charity that protects British Jews from antisemitism and related threats, told the PA news agency: “Two Jewish schools in Stamford Hill have been attacked with red paint in what appears to be a disgraceful attempt to intimidate and harass our community.

“This was reported to CST and to the police and we are assisting the police with their investigation.

“We urge anyone with any information about this appalling example of anti-Jewish hatred to contact police.”

Anyone with information about the incidents is urged to call 101 quoting reference CAD5621/15OCT23 (Lordship Road) or CAD 4143/16OCT23 (Woodberry Down).