Jewish school boy threatened with attack ‘unless he removed his skullcap’
- Credit: Archant
A Jewish school boy was left shaken when a bunch of teenagers allegedly threatened to beat him up unless he removed his skull cap.
The incident happened yesterday evening at 6.30pm as the 11-year old boy walked home from school in Leaside Road, Upper Clapton.
He claims the group of older boys and girls surrounded him and refused to let him pass.
The skull cap, or kippah, is a brimless cap worn by Orthodox Jews to fulfil the customary requirement that the head be covered at all times.
The child was left shaken by the incident, but was not hurt.
You may also want to watch:
A spokesman for the Jewish voluntary patrol group, Shomrim, said: “The parents did not want to make a formal police report, so Shomrim have reported it as a third party report.”
- 1 Massive drugs haul suspected to be worth over £1million seized in Hackney
- 2 Drug dealer who killed "beloved" Hackney father convicted
- 3 Homerton gardens renamed to sever slave trader ties and celebrate community hero
- 4 Anti-lockdown and vaccination camp remains in Hackney Downs after a week
- 5 £3m Hackney Central station revamp begins
- 6 Calling anyone born on this day in 1982 for a documentary
- 7 Hackney barber to Lebron James and Anthony Joshua has skills recognised
- 8 Upcoming Hackney and Islington road and rail disruptions
- 9 Elderly woman robbed of precious watch in daylight Finsbury Park incident
- 10 Sistah Space launches charity shop to help domestic abuse survivors