Heron Drive
The alleged incident took place in Heron Drive on Sunday (27 August). Google streetview

Police in London have launched a hate crime investigation after it was reported that a man threw a glass bottle at two teenage Jewish girls whilst screaming "Hitler was a good man", say reports.

The man, who as-of-yet has not been arrested, also allegedly screamed it was "good he killed the Jews" at the girls in a north London street.

The anti-Semitic abuse was said to have taken place outside a house close to Stoke Newington in north-east London with the bottle nearly striking one of the girls before they ran into a house to escape, London's Metropolitan Police (MET) said.

Although the teenagers were unharmed in the incident – which took place at around at 6.50pm on Sunday (27 August) - the force reported that they were unhurt but "badly shaken".

The Independent reported that other Jewish children were playing in the street at the time of the incident.

"This was a terrifying experience for the young victims who were targeted in this unprovoked anti-Semitic attack," said Chaim Hochhauser, a supervisor for north-east London's Shomrim, a Jewish neighbourhood watch group, to The Independent.

He continued: "There have been many anti-Semitic incidents in this area recently, and it just seems to be getting worse."

The force said the suspect is slim and light-skinned man in his early 20s who wore a black T-shirt, black trousers and a black cross-body bag.

A spokesman for the constabulary said: "At approximately 7pm on Sunday, August 27, a man approached the victims - aged 16 and 15 - on Heron Drive, N4, and began shouting anti-Semitic abuse at them before throwing a glass bottle that narrowly missed one of the teenagers.

"The incident has left the victims badly shaken. Officers would like to hear from anyone who might have witnessed this incident."

Anyone with information can call police on 111, tweet @MetCC, or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.