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Wanted: Two men for putting anti-Semitic stickers and posters on two synagogues

Detectives are appealing for help to identify two men wanted for questioning after anti-Semitic stickers and posters were placed at two synagogues.

On Wednesday, 16 August, the two men were seen apparently placing stickers and posters at the Bevis Marks Synagogue and Sandys Row Synagogue.

Officers from Tower Hamlets are working closely with colleagues from the City of London Police and are providing crime prevention and safety advice to the synagogues.

Suspect One [ref: 261157] is described as white and of medium build. He was wearing a light blue/grey hooded top and jeans. He was also carrying a rucksack.

Suspect Two [ref: 261158] is also described as white and of medium build. He was wearing a black top and light coloured trousers. He was also in possession of a rucksack.

Anyone who recognises either of the men is asked to contact the Community Safety Unit at Tower Hamlets on 0207 230 3300 or via 101.

The Met have long since recognised the impact of hate crime on communities and the hidden nature of this crime – which remains largely under reported – and it stands together with policing partners, colleagues and groups to investigate all hate crime allegations, support victims and their families and bring perpetrators to justice. Where we identify a possible trigger event that could result in more hate crime we instigate a community engagement plan to ensure those in communities who may be victims of hate crime know that we will not tolerate this kind of crime and that we encourage them to report this to the police.

Over the last two years, the MPS has increased specialist investigators within the 32 London borough community safety units by 30 per cent, with more than 900 specialist member of staff dedicated to investigating all hate crime and we have reviewed our approach to hate crime, placing extra focus upon evidence gathering and technology to help identify suspects to bring them to justice.

The MPS would appeal to anyone who witnesses or suffers any hate of any type to immediately report it so that action can quickly be taken and catch those who are responsible.

Hate Crime can be reported through 999 in an emergency, by dialling 101 in a non-emergency, directly at a police station, through the MOPAC Hate Crime app or through community reporting methods such as Tell mama or the CST.

Source: Met Police

Reporting from the heart of the East End, Tower Hamlets.

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