Arrest made over Clapton Common anti-Semitic abuse

A man was shouting anti-Semitic abuse in the Clapton area on Saturday night. Picture: @Shomrim

A man was shouting anti-Semitic abuse in the Clapton area on Saturday night. Picture: @Shomrim - Credit: Archant

Members of the Jewish community were subjected to vile anti-Semitic abuse late on Saturday night.

A man was heard shouting offensive remarks, including references to “gas chambers”, on Clapton Common, Clapton, by members of volunteer-run Jewish neighbourhood watch service Shomrim, who called police.

Officers were called at 11.24pm. A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said a man was arrested on suspicion of a racially-aggravated public order offence.