Havering Council has said it "stands alongside Jewish residents" after attacks by Hamas on Israel on Saturday (October 7).

The Israeli flag was raised at the Havering Town Hall yesterday in a sign of solidarity with the people of Israel.

A spokesperson for Havering Council told the Recorder that their “support and sympathy go out to all those affected”.

She said the council already had plans to support Jewish community through National Hate Crime Awareness Week next week, when the focus will be on anti-Semitism.

A series of events are set to held during these days.

The spokesperson added: “The events are meant to remind local people that we will not tolerate any form of discrimination or hate crime towards any of our communities and what people should do if they suspect or see it”.

This comes after Met Police deployed more police officers across London to protect Jewish communities as spate of incidents were reported in the city in an aftermath of the conflict. 

A Kosher restaurant in North London was vandalised yesterday with a pro-Palistinian graffiti appearing on a bridge close to it.

Three arrests have been made for assault on an emergency worker, racially-motivated criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon yesterday evening (Monday, October 9) after protests were held in Central London.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Andy Valentine, who is in charge of policing in London, said: “We are listening and working with communities and partners to ensure people feel safe and protected.

“We ask that members of the public report anything concerning, such as threatening behaviour.”