Scotland Yard Stations Detectives in London Area to Protect Jews
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Scotland Yard Stations Detectives in London Area to Protect Jews

Officials of the Board of Deputies of British Jews said today that Scotland Yard was implementing its promise to provide extra police protectionin a section of North London where two Jewish youths were attacked by a gang on December 3. Plainclothes detectives are now on around-the-clock patrol in the area.

One of the 17-year-old victims was stabbed so severely he required hospitalization. The youth, the son of Agudas Israel leader Meir Springer, was reported out of danger. Local Jewish leaders said that it might be necessary for Jews in the area to organize a self-defense group, despite the special police protection.

Meanwhile, 13 boys, ranging in age from 14 to 16, were arraigned in Hackney Juvenile Court, in East London, today, in connection with the stabbing incident. At the request of the prosecution, they were remanded for hearings on January 18, and bail for each was fixed at 25 pounds ($70).

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