Two young Jewish boys were the victims of an anti-Semitic attack when a man physically and verbally attacked the pair in Golders Green on Sunday.

The incident took place at around 7:30pm on Sunday, 6 May, shocking local residents and prompting an appeal for witnesses by the Jewish neighbourhood watch.

Shomrim, which organises volunteer patrols, said the incident occurred at the North Circular Road crossing between Golders Green Road, NW11, and Brent Street, NW4.

Volunteers detained a suspect who was arrested by police.

Witnesses are being sought, in particular a man who stopped his car to help, but did not leave details.

“His evidence is extremely crucial to ensure the perpetrator faces prosecution,” said a Shomrim spokesman. “We therefore appeal to this witness and anyone else who witnessed this incident to please make yourself known.”