Six Arrested After Disturbance Outside Synagogue In North London

22 March 2015, 12:25 | Updated: 22 March 2015, 12:27

Police say a disturbance outside a Synagogue in North London is being treated as an 'Anti-semitic' incident.

Met Police say a group of men tried to break into the building in Stamford Hill around 1.15am this morning.

One man was injured when he tried to stop the group from getting in. Officers say he was attacked and has facial injuries which aren't believed to be serious.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "The incident is being treated as an anti-Semitic incident, due to remarks made by one of the group. However there is nothing to suggest that it was a planned or targeted attack."

Inspector Jonathan Waterfield said: "We are investigating to establish the full circumstances of the incident and to identify anyone else involved in the disturbance who has not yet been arrested.

"We have also increased police patrols in the Stamford Hill area to provide reassurance to the community."

Six men have been arrested for public order offences and assault.