Rabbi stabbed in Stoke Newington High Street
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A man was stabbed during an attack in Stoke Newington High Street on Friday (June 12).
Police officers and crews from the London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance were called to Stoke Newington High Street at about 10.55am.
The paramedics assessed the victim, who is in his 50s and is widely reported to be Rabbi Alter Yaakov Schlesinger. He was taken to a major trauma centre and police say his condition is believed to be stable.
When officers arrived a man was being restrained by members of the public.
The incident is not being treated as terrorism but a man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been taken to hospital with what is believed to be minor head injuries.
Police say a motive for the incident is not yet known, but is being investigated as a possible hate crime.
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