Man who attacked Jews, including boy, 14, had prayer to protect against ‘enemy’

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Dr. Auric Hellman

Nov 10, 2022, 11:26:01 AM11/10/22
A man has been found guilty of carrying out antisemitic attacks on three Jews after travelling to north London from West Yorkshire.

Jon D. Young's targets included a 14-year-old boy on his way to school and a 64-year-old man, who was knocked out as he made his way to the synagogue.

The 60-year-old also hit a teacher in the head with a plastic bottle as he carried out the attacks over a two-hour period last August 18 in the Stamford Hill area, which is known for its orthodox Jew population.

Young claimed “it was just a coincidence” his three victims were all wearing traditional orthodox Jewish clothing and said he lashed out after becoming “angrier and angrier” following a row in a shop.
But prosecutor Varinder Hayre suggested to Young he travelled from his home in Dewsbury to target Jews because “you hate them”.

Young has prior convictions for paedophilia and drug offences.

Dr. Auric D. Hellman
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