- Woman and two men 'deliberately targeted' at Tottenham Hale Retail Park
- Men drove by in white van and pelted them with canisters on Wednesday
- Repeatedly shouted 'Heil Hitler,' according to the Jewish Shomrim group
- Police now investigating and one victim is making an official statement
By James Dunn For Mailonline
Published: 12:09 EST, 7 January 2016 | Updated: 15:09 EST, 7 January 2016
Jewish shoppers were targeted by neo-Nazi thugs who bombarded with small gas canisters by 'Nazi' thugs who shouted 'Hitler is on the way'.
Witnesses say a woman and two men had nitrous oxide canisters hurled at them by three men in a van during the anti-Semitic attack on Wednesday.
Jewish neighbourhood watch group Shomrim said the men also shouted 'Heil Hitler' at the shoppers outside Poundland in the Tottenham Hale Retail Park, north London.
The attackers fled in their van following the attack at around 7.45pm on Wednesday when one victim started to note its number plate.
A Met Police spokesman said: 'Police were called by a male victim who alleged he was the victim of an anti-Semitic remark.
'We have arranged an appointment for the victim to make a statement.'
Shomrim volunteer Michael Blayer said the shoppers were targeted purely because of their religion, and they were recognisable because of the distinctive clothing worn by Orthodox Jews.
This disturbing incident is a reminder of the abuse that many Jewish people experience all too often
Jonathan Sacerdoti, Campaign Against Antisemitism
He said: 'This behaviour is appalling. The victims were innocent shoppers at the Tottenham Hale Retail Park, and they were targeted because they were visibly Jewish.
'The verbal abuse was disgusting, and small objects were thrown towards the victims, making them fear for their immediate safety.
'Shomrim are supporting the victims. The incident has been reported to the Metropolitan Police, I have absolute confidence in our local police that this will be thoroughly investigated.'
Jonathan Sacerdoti, Director of Communications at the Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: 'This disturbing incident is a reminder of the abuse that many Jewish people experience all too often.
'It is vital that victims report all antisemitic attacks or incidents whenever they happen, and that the police take every report seriously, investigating and charging those responsible wherever possible.'
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