Teenager who beat rabbi over the head with a brick is sentenced to three years and seven months

A teenager who beat a rabbi over the head with a concrete brick has been sentenced to three years and seven months in a young offender institution.

Rabbi Rafi Goodwin was driving his car with his three children, aged two, four and five, in the back in Chigwell in north-east London when two men walked from behind a parked van into the path of his car, causing him to brake.

Rabbi Rafi Goodwin (pictured) was driving his car with his three children, aged two, four and five, in the back in Chigwell in north-east London

The judge, Recorder Richard Conley, said the two men, 19-year-old Souraka Djabouri and a second man who has not been identified, then embarked on an ‘ugly and shameful course of conduct’, damaging Mr Goodwin’s car, attacking him and stealing his phone.

‘The reason for this behaviour was the fact you and your associate recognised Mr Goodwin was a member of the Jewish faith,’ the judge, sitting at Chelmsford Crown Court, said.

The judge said one of the men shouted ‘he’s…

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