Manchester police investigate arson attacks on Jewish restaurants

Source: The  Guardian

By  North of England editor

Jewish charity says antisemitic hate crime is on the rise after Ta’am and JS kosher restaurants are targeted

The interior of JS Restaurant in north Manchester following an arson attack.
The interior of JS Restaurant in north Manchester following an arson attack. Photograph: JS Restaurant/Facebook

Police are investigating two arson attacks on kosher restaurants in Manchester, as a Jewish charity says antisemitic hate crime is on the rise in the UK.

Detectives have released CCTV images of the alleged arsonists, who attacked two restaurants in Prestwich, a Jewish area of north Manchester, earlier this month.

Ta’am restaurant on Bury New Road was firebombed shortly before midnight on 2 June when two men approached and threw a milk carton filled with petrol and a lit rag at the premises.

The makeshift molotov cocktail failed to ignite before one of the offenders threw a large stone at the front window, smashing it in the process.

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