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More police on the streets to fight hate crime attacks

 Published on: 10th September 2018   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

There will be more police patrols at Jewish schools and synagogues across Hertsmere in the fight against rising anti-semitism. 

Officers will be working closely with Community Security Trust to provide the local Jewish population, which is now one of the largest in the UK, with reassurance. 

Enhanced police patrols will also be taking to the streets during High Holy Days and festivals in September and October. 

Hertsmere Chief Inspector Steve O’Keeffe said: “We introduced these joint uniformed patrols with the CST to prevent anti-semitic hate crime and hate incidents in the area. 

CI O’Keeffe said: “There is no specific threat in Hertsmere against the Jewish community, in fact we only had 13 incidents during 2017, which were mostly name calling by young people to other young people.” 

“However, it is important that we respond to community concerns by providing regular, dedicated patrols at key locations, we hope to prevent antisemitism from occurring and reduce concerns about potential terrorist activity.” 

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