A man from Birmingham has been jailed after hurling antisemitic abuse at a couple in front of two off-duty police officers.
Adam Boyle, 32, was reportedly “visibly intoxicated” when he approached the Jewish couple on 7th October. They were waiting at Victoria Station in Manchester for a train to Bury.
Two off-duty police officers were nearby and, witnessing Mr Boyle’s abuse, arrested him.
Mr Boyle was charged with racially/religiously aggravated intentional harassment and was convicted. He was sentenced at Birmingham and Solihull Magistrates’ Court to 26 weeks in prison.
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s analysis of Home Office statistics shows that an average of over three hate crimes are directed at Jews every single day in England and Wales, with Jews more than four times likelier to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.