June 1, 2017
Kent police refused to attend an alleged hate crime on Sunday, in which a Jewish couple and their five young children were the victims of an anti-Semitic attack at the seaside.
The family had been enjoying a day out at Minster beach on the Isle of Sheppey when they were pelted with pebbles by five teenagers, two boys and three girls aged between 16 and 18. The youths allegedly shouted “Jews” at the family, who were forced to flee.
The family contacted Kent Police, staying in the area for 30 minutes in the hope of being able to return to the beach and resume their bank holiday break. But police assistance never came, despite the perpetrators of the attack remaining in the area, because officers deemed that the threat had passed, Jewish News has reported.
Instead, the operator who took their call informed the family that an officer would contact them within the following week to investigate.
This article was posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 6:12 am