Oxford MP condemns anti-semitic attack on Oxford Jewish centre

A "suspicious substance" was found outside Chabad Student Centre on Cowley Road

Police officers, firefighters, and paramedics descended on a Jewish centre in Oxford earlier today, following reports of a “shocking and deeply distressing” anti-semitic attack.

Initial reports suggested that police had discovered a suspicious substance outside Chabad Student Centre on Cowley Road.

However, it is now understood that the offenders threw “talcum powder” at the centre, with one woman at the scene telling the Oxford Mail that an offensive note was also left by the offenders.

Oxford West and Abingdon MP, Layla Moran, said in a statement: “It is shocking and deeply distressing to hear reports of an attack on the Oxford Jewish Centre. I wholly condemn this attack – we cannot tolerate anti-Semitism of any kind in Oxford.”