Blog – Police
14 Mar 2018 by CST
Barnet’s top Police officer, Detective Chief Superintendent (DCS) and Borough Commander Simon Rose, has recently completed a Masters thesis that investigates the solvability factors behind antisemitic and anti-Muslim hate crime. This thesis looks into 17 years’ worth of faith hate crime in London (a sample of 8,690 cases reported to the Metropolitan Police Service, of which 3,967 are antisemitic) and identifies which reporting factors can make a big difference to the outcome of a case by leading to a higher chance of detection (meaning the crime led to either a police caution or charge). It also showed that the specialist training received by CST security volunteers makes a substantial and significant difference to the Police’s ability to identify and charge suspects in antisemitic hate crimes.
10 Nov 2015 by CST
250 supporters of CST attended its annual Northern Dinner, in a leading Manchester city centre hotel on the evening of 9 November 2015.
10 Sep 2015 by CST
CST thanks Greater Manchester Police for its prompt action concerning a particularly serious and worrying incident in heart of north Manchester's Jewish community. There is far too much antisemitic abuse and violence and we hope these arrests will send a strong message, providing some reassurance to the Jewish community.
7 Jul 2015 by CST
20-25 neo-Nazis (including five Poles) turned up in Whitehall and were loudly jeered by 150-200 anti-fascists of various political and religious affiliations, including Jews and Christians. 220 CST volunteers and staff helped secure our Golders Green Jewish community from the evening of Friday 3 July (ie erev Shabbat) through to Sunday 5 July. They were sincerely thanked by many members of our community, and CST has received many phone calls and emails of gratitude.
30 Jun 2015 by CST
The Metropolitan Police Service have shared their statement with CST regarding conditions that they have imposed on the July 4th demonstration:
30 Jun 2015 by CST
CST welcomes the decision, announced today, to relocate the proposed neo-Nazi demonstration of 4 July from Golders Green to central London.
20 May 2015 by CST
For several weeks, CST has known of a proposed neo-Nazi demonstration in Golders Green, North London, planned for Saturday 4 July. CST has been discussing the matter with Police and Government, and yesterday joined with other Jewish groups in asking that the demonstration be banned. Should the demonstration proceed, CST will do its utmost to protect both those who choose to counter-demonstrate and those who choose to continue their normal Jewish lives.
25 Mar 2015 by CST
CST has signed an agreement with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) to share antisemitic incident data with Police forces across the UK.
2 Feb 2015 by CST
A neo-Nazi activist called Joshua Bonehill-Paine has announced his intention to hold an antisemitic demonstration in Stamford Hill, north London, on 22nd March. This has distressed many people due to the presence of a large Jewish community in that part of London. CST has received several calls, emails and other messages of concern as a result.
16 Jan 2015 by CST
National Policing Lead for Counter Terrorism, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, has announced that the terrorist threat assessment relating to the UK Jewish community has been increased in the light of recent events in Paris, Belgium and elsewhere. Assistant Commissioner Rowley said: The global picture of terrorist activity does give us…
11 Jan 2015 by CST
CST, working with Police and Government, has increased its security cover at Jewish locations throughout the country. This is in response to the terrorist attack on Friday 9th January in Paris upon the Hyper Cacher Jewish store, in which four hostages were killed by a Jihadi terrorist. The previous day,…
9 Jan 2015 by CST
Media reports indicate that hostages have been taken at a kosher grocery store in Paris, and that there may well be casualties in the incident. This follows the murder of a Police officer in Paris yesterday and the deadly terrorist attack on the Charlie Hebdo newspaper office on Wednesday. There…
18 Sep 2014 by CST
Deputy Chief Constable Sue Fish of Nottinghamshire Police and CST's Northern Regional Director Amanda Bomsztyk CST and Nottinghamshire Police today signed an information sharing agreement to help our joint work combating hate crime. This agreement enables us to share anonymised information about antisemitic incidents and hate crimes that occur…
2 Jul 2014 by CST
Due to current tensions in Israel and the Palestinian Authority, CST has issued an advisory notice to all UK Jewish communal venues, stating that security procedures should be rigorously followed. CST is in close contact with Police and Government. They are aware of our concerns…
30 Jun 2014 by CST
This weekend saw positive developments following last week's shocking desecration of Blackley Jewish Cemetery in Manchester. Around 45 gravestones had been pushed over or damaged during the desecration, which took place on the weekend of 22/23 June. Greater Manchester Police have arrested two boys, both aged 13, on suspicion of committing a…
24 Jun 2014 by CST
CST has received reports of the desecration of a large number of gravestones at Blackley Jewish Cemetery on Rochdale Road, Greater Manchester. Approximately 40 gravestones were pushed over or smashed at some time between 4pm on Sunday 22nd June and 3.30pm on Monday afternoon. This follows the discovery…
17 Jul 2013 by CST
Further to yesterday's CST Blog post "Racist bombs in West Midlands?", West Midlands Police have released a description and two photographs of a man they "urgently want to speak to in connection with the attack on the Aisha mosque in Walsall". The description and photographs are here on the…
20 Jun 2013 by CST
CST's website now includes a new section, listing successful UK prosecutions for antisemitic acts from 2003 to 2012. It can be accessed here and will be updated as necessary. CST hopes that this list will encourage victims of antisemitism to report their experience and help press for action against…
1 Feb 2011 by CST
The proper reporting and recording of hate crimes is a vital first step in the work done by CST, the police and others in reducing hate crime and supporting its victims. People who suffer hate crime often feel vulnerable and isolated, and it is important to provide as many different…