Hainault men appear in court after rabbi is hospitalised

Two men charged following rabbi attack in Chigwell

Two men have been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, robbery, and religiously aggravated criminal damage after a rabbi was attacked in Chigwell. on Sunday, May 16. - Credit: Essex Police

Two men from Hainault have appeared in court accused of attacking a rabbi.

Rabbi Rafi Goodwin, assistant rabbi at the Chigwell and Hainault Synagogue, was treated in hospital for head wounds after the incident on Sunday afternoon, Essex Police said.

Abderrahman Brahimi, 25, and 18-year-old Souraka Djabouri both appeared before Colchester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The pair, both of Tudor Crescent, are also charged with robbery and religiously aggravated criminal damage.

Neither defendant was asked to enter pleas to the charges.

Both men were remanded in custody to appear before Chelmsford Crown Court for a plea hearing on June 16.

Additional reporting by PA.

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