Police increase patrols after boy ‘snatched’ on Stamford Hill estate
Police have increased their patrols around an estate near Stamford Hill after footage emerged of a Jewish boy apparently being snatched off his feet by a local gang.
The security organisation Shomrim said the incident occurred on the Webb Estate, which neighbours Springfield Park in northeast London.
Pictures released on Twitter appear to show a gang of three youths cornering the boy against a wall.
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He is then picked up and carried across the road and out of view of the security camera.
The boy, who is 10 years old, was subsequently released but left frightened by the incident.
On Tuesday local police in Stamford Hill tweeted an image of officers patrolling the Webb Estate.
They tweeted: “Officers have been patrolling in response and are making good progress in identifying suspects.
“Individuals connected are being investigated for both ASB [anti-social behaviour] and more serious criminal offences.”