Thursday, June 15, 2017

Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Are on the Rise in UK; Fires Set on 2 Jewish Restaurants in Manchester

Police are investigating two arson attacks on kosher restaurants in Manchester, England, as a Jewish charity says anti-Semitic hate crime is on the rise in the UK, The Guardian website reports today (June 15, 2017).

Detectives have released CCTV images of the arsonists, who attacked two restaurants in Prestwich, a Jewish area of north Manchester, earlier this month.

Ta'am restaurant on Bury New Road was firebombed shortly before midnight on June 2 when two men approached and threw a milk carton filled with petrol and a lit rag at the premises.

In the early hours of June 6, JS Restaurant on King's Road was targeted. The offenders forced open a window before pouring accelerant inside and lighting it. Police believe the attacks are linked and are treating them as anti-Semitic hate crimes.

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