A 70-year-old Jewish woman in London has been hospitalised after an unprovoked anti-Semitic attack in Samford Hill.

The male attacker smashed the woman’s head into a brick wall while shouting “Zyd”, the Polish word for “Jew”.

The attack took place last Saturday afternoon in London’s Stamford Hill area, which has a large Orthodox Jewish population.

The incident was first reported by Shomrim, the Jewish neighbourhood watch organisation.