Two Jewish men were allegedly racially abused and threatened in a shocking display of anti-semitism in east London.

A man, who was with two other people, is said to have launched into the tirade after meeting the “visibly Jewish males” while walking along the River Lea towpath in Hackney.

Jewish neighbourhood watch group, the Shomrim, said: “A male suspect allegedly shouted ‘******* Jews” before walking right up to the victims, threatening them [and saying] “I’ll ******* kill you” and “I’ll ******* break your neck”.

Police closed off the area of the towpath near Lea Bridge Road after the incident at around 2.30pm on Wednesday.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said: “Hackney Police were called at approximately 2.30pm on Wednesday, June 3, to Lea Bridge Road to reports of man making threats to kill and using racist language.

“Officers arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of threats to kill and racially aggravated public order offence.

“He is currently in custody at an east London police station. Enquiries continue.”

Source:  London Evening Standard