Hasidic Jewish man is stabbed 'in hate crime' in North London

Police swoop on London street as Hasidic Jew in his 50s is victim of ‘hate crime’ stabbing before builders wrestle knife suspect to the floor

  • Witnesses said the man was knifed on Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney 
  • A friend of the victim described seeing blade wounds to the victim’s skull 
  • The victim was able to talk at the scene and is believed to be in stable condition

A Hasidic Jew in his 50s has been stabbed in a suspected hate crime in London.

Witnesses said the man was knifed on Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney, before builders tackled and pinned the assailant to the floor.

A friend of the victim who was at the scene shortly after the attack described seeing blade wounds to his skull.

The friend told MailOnline the victim, who lives in Stamford Hill, was standing outside the bank when he was set upon. 

The victim was able to talk at the scene and is believed to be in a stable condition in hospital.

Dozens of emergency service vehicles, as well as Hatzola, the Jewish ambulance service, scrambled to the scene and a police cordon remains.

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Witnesses said the man was knifed on Stoke Newington High Street, Hackney, before builders tackled the assailant to the floor

The victim is understood to be in a serious condition, and a large emergency services presence remains at the scene

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