A man has been arrested on suspicion of hate crime offences after a Jewish woman was racially abused and her car set on fire.

The 55-year-old was arrested earlier today (November 23) on suspicion of arson and racially aggravated harassment.

He is suspected of having set fire to the car of a Jewish woman, aged in her 30s, on November 6.

On Tuesday (November 21), the man allegedly racially abused the same woman in Townsend Road, South Tottenham.

The man was taken to a north London police station where he remains at this time.

Detective Sergeant Chris Church said: “This was a terrifying experience for the victim who was just going about her day.

“We simply won’t tolerate hate crime and those who commit such abhorrent crimes will be prosecuted.

“While the victim in this case was not physically harmed, the effects of being a victim can be damaging and long lasting. We continue to support her and her family.

“All reports of hate crime are taken seriously and I would like to reassure all of our communities that we have specially trained officers who investigate these cases with a view to taking robust action against offenders. If you encounter hate please do report it.”