London Court Hears How Two Jewish Boys Were Beaten by London Youth; One Boy Collapses
Menu JTA Search

London Court Hears How Two Jewish Boys Were Beaten by London Youth; One Boy Collapses

Download PDF for this date

An East London Magistrate’s court heard witnesses yesterday describe how a 15-year-old Jewish boy cried out, “They are killing me !” at the trial of 21-year-old Francis Shaw, who was released on bail for a hearing later this week. He was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to two Jewish youths in the Hackney district last March.

The older of the two boys, aged 16, collapsed in the witness box and had to be carried from the courtroom. One of the witnesses, a physician, told the court that the two boys had been brought to a hospital suffering from injuries and mental shock.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund