Jewish student wounded in stabbing

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A man has been arrested and an Orthodox Jew was seriously ill in hospital today after being stabbed in what police are describing as a racist attack.

A man has been arrested and an Orthodox Jew was seriously ill in hospital today after being stabbed in what police are describing as a racist attack.

The victim, has been named as 20-year-old David Meyers, a student at the Yeshiva University in Gateshead, he was stabbed more than 20 times on a bus in Stamford Hill, north London.

Jewish leaders in the area said they have been on the alert for possible attacks against members of their community since the start of the latest crisis in the Middle East, however it is not known whether the attack was linked to the unrest between Israelis and Palestinians.

Police said that the attacker also threatened the driver of the bus before running off. A 27-year-old man was later arrested on another bus near Seven Sisters station.

Elsewhere in Europe there have been a number of attacks on Jewish people and buildings, with 90 cases recently reported in France alone.

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