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Anti-semitic attacks in London double in a year

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The number of anti-semetic crimes in London is up 137% in a year and one in 10 involves violence.

Figures released by Metropolitan Police show that the capital saw 459 anti-semitic crimes in the past financial year compared to 193 the year before.

According to separate figures by UK Jewish charity Community Security Trust, the number of reported anti-Semitic incidents in the UK has increased by more than 50%. A total of 473 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded between January and June this year, a 53% rise from 2014.

David Delew, CEO, Community Security Trust, said the figures were “unsettling”.

He said: “The terrorist attacks on European Jews earlier this year, following the high levels of anti-semitism in 2014, were a difficult and unsettling experience for our Jewish community.

“We welcome the apparent increase in reporting of anti-semitic incidents, but regret the concern and anxiety about anti-semitism that this reflects.”

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