The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes in Greater London has risen by 10 per cent this year.

Figures from the Community Security Trust (CST) show a nationwide rise in anti-Semitic incidents of 30 per cent from January to June 2017.

In Greater London, 425 incidents were recorded over the first 6 months of the year, compared to the 387 incidents in the rest of London.

Overall the charity, which provides security for the Jewish community and monitors anti-Semitism, recorded 767 incidents across the UK from January to June compared to 589 incidents during the first six months of 2016.

CST chief executive David Delew said: "CST has again recorded an unprecedented number of antisemitic incidents, with figures now almost twice as bad as five years ago.

"Some of this may be down to improved reporting, but it is sadly clear that the overall situation has deteriorated. "Antisemitism is having an increasing impact on the lives of British Jews and the hatred and anger that lies behind it is spreading."

Of the incidents reported nationwide, just under a quarter were events where Jewish people were attacked or abused in public, and around 80 were violent assaults, which is the highest number recorded during this period and a 78 per cent increase from 2016.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP said the government's hate crime action plan has encourage more victims to report these crimes, which may give reason for the rise in the figures.

She said: "Antisemitism has no place in this country, which prides itself on openness, diversity and tolerance.

"I am clear that one such incident is one too many and we will continue to do everything we can to stamp out the hatred and division that blights our communities."

Ms Rudd also mentioned the government is providing £13.4million to protect Jewish sites and make £900,000 available for schemes tackling this type of crime.

Andrew Dismore AM, former Hendon MP, said: "The release of these shocking statistics paints a damning picture of the persistently high levels of hatred directed at British Jews.

"Recent terror attacks in London and Manchester seem to have been accompanied by an increase in racist attacks, and Britain’s Jewish community continue to suffer."

Mr Dismore added that cuts to police resources must be reversed or stopped in order to keep vulnerable communities safe.