Police have arrested two men following alleged racially aggravated Islamophobic and antisemitic incidents.

The two separate arrests in north London comes after the Met announced it has taken in more than 70 people for offences relating to the Israel and Hamas conflict over the last few weeks.

On October 25, a man was driving along Golders Green Road in Barnet at 8.15pm when another vehicle attempted to pull out of a junction to join the moving traffic, which caused the traffic to increase.

A suspect then allegedly shouted antisemitic comments aimed at the car joining the lane, while the other driver was wearing religious headwear at the time.

This was reported to police days later on October 27, and a man, 43, was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment this Wednesday (November 1). He has since been released under investigation.

Elsewhere Martin Maughan, of Mattison Road in Haringey, was charged with criminal damage on Tuesday (October 31) after an incident where he allegedly shouted Islamophobic comments.

This allegedly took place in Haringey and it’s claimed a garden wall was knocked down on Monday (October 30).

Maughan was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage and he was arrested on the same day.

He has since been released on bail and is due to appear at Highbury Magistrates’ Court on November 30.

The Met said: “Everyone deserves to feel and be safe in London. We are working hard to listen and respond to local concerns, including having hundreds of officers providing high visibility reassurance patrols across the capital. There is no place for hate in London.”