UK: Elderly man attacked, left with blood pouring from his mouth just for being Jew
❌ London – An elderly man said to be in his 70s and holding a walking stick, was left with ‘blood pouring from his mouth’ in a brutal antisemitic attack in broad daylight.
Passersby were left horrified after an attacker described as being in his 30s and with a shaved head, targeted the defenseless pensioner in Islington, London at around 2.15pm today.
The attacker repeatedly punched him in the face as he lay bleeding on the ground, a witness said.
An eyewitness, Brittany Russell, told the Islington Gazette that it was “definitely a hate crime.” “The old man told us that he was standing there to catch his breath when the man came up to him and was asking if he was Jewish. Following that the man started to hit him and that’s when I was walking past with my mum.”
An appeal has been launched to find the attacker who is described as being in his 30s, with a strong build and shaved head. He was seen wearing a checked shirt and overcoat running away from the scene shortly after the attack.
Anybody with information should immediately contact the Metropolitan Police Service by calling 101.
A Metropolitan Police Service spokesman confirmed that the attack is being treated as “a racially aggravated public order offense”.