Fabian Hamilton MP: Statement on synagogue vandalism in Leeds North East
“As a Jew, the vandalism at the Etz Chaim synagogue in Alwoodley was particularly hurtful for me on a personal level, but to happen in my own constituency was even more of a disappointment. It is important we treat anti-Semitism the same way we oppose all forms of hate, regardless of religion – and respond by promoting tolerance, love and unity. This was not only vandalism, but an anti-Semitic hate crime and an attack on an entire community. Make no mistake, there is no place for this hate in Leeds North East – a constituency that prides itself on multiculturalism where people of all faiths, and none, work and live together peacefully.”
Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed anything suspicious to contact the Inner North East team via 101 quoting crime number 13170471135 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.