Menorah lights have been badly damaged in a “horrific antisemitic attack”.

Pictures posted to X earlier today (December 14) appear to show a menorah lying on Islington Green .

Temporary barriers were also pictured overturned nearby. One reads: “Chabad Islington wishes you a happy Chanukah”.

The post reads: “I’m sorry to share that the Menorah on Islington Green has been severely damaged.

“The ugly face of hate. I guess not everyone enjoys light and joy.”

Islington Council leader Cllr Kaya Comer-Schwartz has condemned the attack, adding that the council is “utterly appalled” by what has happened.

She said: “The festival of Hanukkah is a celebration of light and joy.

“This horrific antisemitic attack is completely unacceptable and doesn’t reflect the Islington we know and love.

“Hate crime has no place in Islington and we will work with the Metropolitan Police to find the culprit of this attack.

“Islington will not be cowed by hate crime and we will make sure replacement menorah lights are in place for the remainder of Hanukkah to make sure our community can continue to celebrate.”

Metropolitan Police have been contacted for more information about the incident.