The London-based Community Security Trust, which records anti-Semitic incidents, has revealed that in the first six months of this year, a record 892 antisemitic incidents had been recorded.

The group said it was the highest number of incidents ever recorded for the period, a 10% increase over the 810 incidents recorded in the same time frame in 2018.

IN 2018 a total of 1,688 antisemitic incidents were recorded in the UK.

“CST is seeing an increase in the number of antisemitic incidents reported for the third year in a row,” said executive David Delew.

“The scourge is spreading all over the country and especially on the web. It reflects the growing divisions of our society and raises anxiety within the Jewish community. It should mobilize everyone to reverse this wave of hatred,” he said.

According to the CST, the number of violent incidents increased by 37% compared to the previous year, 85 anti-Semitic attacks were recorded during the first quarter of 2019, compared to 62 in 2018.

There were also 323 antisemitic online incidents on social networks, compared to 221 in the first half of 2018, an increase of 46%.