A teenager has been arrested after two Jewish men were attacked in north London as they closed their shop.
Police were called at 9.50pm on Wednesday to the scene in Cadoxton Avenue, Haringey, after receiving reports that two men had been assaulted.
They were taken to a north London hospital for treatment.
One man suffered bruises and a broken hand while the second also suffered bruises and an eye injury, the Shomrim Neighborhood Watch Team said.
The group helped victims and police after the incident, which took place the day before Holocaust Memorial Day.
An 18-year-old man was arrested in Fairview Road on suspicion of actual bodily harm. He remains in custody.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the incident was being treated as a hate crime.
Chief Superintendent Simon Crick, who heads up policing in Enfield and Haringey, said: ‘On this most important day, it is a terrible reminder that hate crime still exists. I know the people of Haringey will be devastated by such a horrific attack and we will not tolerate anyone in our community being targeted or harmed.
“If you assault someone, you can expect us to do everything we can to investigate and find you.
“I have been in contact with members of the local Jewish community and am providing additional patrols throughout the day to reassure the community. Please speak to them if you have any concerns.
“I would like to thank the members of the public who called us and asked us to come to the aid of these two gentlemen and grateful for their assistance, which enabled us to locate a suspect.”