London – The incident, which is believed to be racially motivated, happened at lunchtime yesterday near Seven Sisters Underground station in north London.
The mum was walking down the street in broad daylight when the attacker grabbed her by the throat, it is claimed.
There were also a number of other assaults on Jewish women within a short period of time, according to witnesses.
Police have arrested a 32-year-old man on suspicion of assault, and he remains in custody.
The woman in her 50s did not require hospital treatment, police said.
The attack happened just over a mile away from Stamford Hill, which is an area known for its Hasidic community. It is the largest concentration of Hasidic Jews in Europe.
#HateCrime #Antisemitism— Shomrim (Stamford Hill) (@Shomrim) February 7, 2023
Seven Sisters Road #N16 @Shomrim responded to #Racist male targeted #Jewish females, multiple assaults & attempted strangulation of a lady with a baby@Shomrim & @MPSHackney are appealing for further witnesses/victims to come forward
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