Shomrim Member Viciously Assaulted in London; First-Ever Attack on Volunteer

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A Shomrim member was viciously assaulted in Stamford Hill, London on Tuesday night, in what volunteer neighborhood watch group says was the first attack ever against a volunteer.

Shomrim tells YWN they were alerted to a group of teens vandalizing Jewish-owned vehicles on Spring Hill, which has been a recent trend in the primarily Jewish neighborhood. A Shomrim member arrived at the scene at around 8:30PM, and police were called.

After exiting his vehicle along with the complainant, the member was suddenly attacked with a large object and repeatedly punched in the face. He sustained serious damage to his eye, and was rushed to a hospital by Hatzola.

The attackers ran off into the nearby Springfield Park, where they could not be followed in the darkness.

The victim, in his mid-20s, is a resident of the neighborhood and is an Avrech in a local Yeshiva.

Shomrim shared a close-up photo of the victim that showed him with a bloodied eye. A Shomrim spokesman said it was the first attack against one of its members since the group was established in 2008.

NOTE: Shomrim requested the graphic image attached in the tweets below be published in the hope that some witnesses come forward due to the viciousness of this attack.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact the Metropolitan Police on 101 with the crime reference number Cad 7298 12/02/2019.




5 COMMENTS

  1. Rt , great point and an expensive and hurtful lesson learned!
    Some of these shomrim think they are equal to cops.
    Unfortunately it came back to haunt them.

  2. Dear rt
    The norm of what shomrim does or does not do in the tri-state area is completely irrelevant to an organization in the UK. Bear in mind, the UK is a complete different country…….. Shomrim over there have nothing to do with shomrim in the USA. (Yes, I lived in London for 10 years, and my neighbor above my “flat” was a shomrim member, so I actually happen to know the facts)

  3. Thank Hashem
    February 13, 2019 4:06 pm at 4:06 pm

    Dear rt
    The norm of what shomrim does or does not do in the tri-state area is completely irrelevant to an organization in the UK. Bear in mind, the UK is a complete different country…….. Shomrim over there have nothing to do with shomrim in the USA. (Yes, I lived in London for 10 years, and my neighbor above my “flat” was a shomrim member, so I actually happen to know the facts)
    ———————————
    Since u claim to know the “facts”
    Why dont you share it so we can set the record straight about the difference between shomrim in uk vs shomrim in the usa