Miss­ing Parisian ‘seen in Lon­don’

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY RACHEL FLETCHER

A MISS­ING French­man thought to be in Lon­don has been spot­ted twice in the North-West sub­urb of Hen­don.

An Ortho­dox res­i­dent says that he and his son first saw Pa­trick, or Pin­chos, Zini in the area on erev Pe­sach. They met the Parisian at around 11.30 at night as they headed to a shalom zachar, a cer­e­mony that takes place on the first Fri­day night af­ter the birth of a baby boy. He then reap­peared at their house on April 29 last week.

The man, who asked not to be named, said the French­man in­tro­duced him­self as Pa­trick and spoke English, French and He­brew.

He said: “He gave a long story about how he had ar­rived from Paris. He came to the out­side of the house with us but re­fused to come in.”

The man and his son of­fered Mr Zini a sleep­ing bag, but he re­fused, say­ing he did not rely on the area’s eruv.

The wit­ness added: “He re­ally seemed quite dis­turbed. We spent 45 min­utes with him but he didn’t seem pre­pared to help him­self.”

The man was wary about tak­ing in Mr Zini, but at­tempted to find a safe place for him to stay and tried knock­ing on lo­cal syn­a­gogue doors.

The man added: “He said he had been to the Gold­ers Green mikveh to wash. We kept on dig­ging for in­for­ma­tion but he didn’t tell us any­thing. He seemed to be very trou­bled, talk­ing to him­self.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.