‘Anti-Semitic crimes’ in Labour Party to be probed

British police announced on Friday that they were investigating alleged “anti-Semitic hate crimes” within the main Opposition Labour Party after receiving a leaked internal dossier.

The investigation comes after a national radio station obtained what it said was an internal Labour document detailing 45 cases involving messages posted by party members on social media.

Labour, led by veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn, spent the British summer dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism.

The issue has bubbled under the surface for years, but intensified in recent months with a series of incidents coming to light.

“A criminal investigation has commenced into some of the allegations within the documentation,” London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

Britain’s top police officer Cressida Dick was handed the leaked dossier two months ago after an interview at LBC.

“The contents have been examined by specialist officers,” the Met Police said.

They said early investigative advice was being sought from the Crown Prosecution Service.

Labour said they had not been contacted by the police but stood ready to co-operate with the investigation.

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