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Rabbi 'feels less safe' after synagogue worshippers branded 'child murderers'

The rabbi of a Kingston synagogue has said he feels less safe after finding a sign calling worshippers "child murderers" was stuck up outside the building.

Rabbi Samuel Landau, 26, arrived at Kingston, Surbiton and District Synagogue in Uxbridge Road on Tuesday morning to find the note written in black capital letters on A4 paper stuck on the front door.

The long-standing Israel-Palestine conflict has escalated in recent weeks. More than 1,400 people have been killed, mainly Palestinians living in Gaza. Kingston police were called to reports of offensive material outside the synagogue at 11am on Tuesday.

Offensive material had previously been put up outside the synagogue some years before when Israel had been involved in previous conflicts. Extra security and police patrols had been put in place since Tuesday.

No one has been arrested in connection with the offence.

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