Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has responded to the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service to reinstate religious aggravation charges against a man accused of assaults against on Jewish people in the Stamford Hill area of London last year, reversing an earlier decision to drop the religious aggravation element.
Marie said: “We are pleased to hear that, in this particular instance, the CPS has reinstated religiously aggravated charges against an individual who allegedly carried out assaults on Jewish people last August. We look forward to meeting senior CPS representatives in the near future to discuss how to further address long-standing concerns about failures to properly charge those accused of antisemitic behaviour.”
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