LONDON (Dec. 30)
Joseph Sieff, one of Britain’s most prominent Jews and president of the Marks and Spencer department store chain, was shot and seriously injured tonight in his London home by a masked intruder. It was not immediately known whether the shooting was politically motivated or whether the intruder was a house-breaker. Sieff and other members of his family have identified themselves closely with Israel’s cause. He was appointed honorary vice-president of the Zionist Federation of Britain and Ireland in 1965. Sieff resided in the exclusive northwest London district of St. John’s Wood. According to police reports, a man called at Sieff’s home and asked to see him. After being shown in by the butler the intruder pulled out a gun, fired at Sieff and left the house. It was not immediately known how many shots were fired or what model gun was used.