José Manuel Silva has been sentenced to 28 days in prison after being convicted of racially and religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm, distress and criminal damage for shouting antisemitic abuse in Golders Green in London. Mr Silva, who pleaded guilty, has also been ordered to pay costs of £85 to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and has been fined £165.
Mr Silva’s abuse reportedly included shouting “burn” and pointing at Jewish passersby, including children, on 24th August on the corner of Hoop Lane and Finchley Road in Golders Green. He was detained by CST until the Metropolitan Police Service arrived to arrest him.
Campaign Against Antisemitism commends CST for its swift response and thanks the police and the CPS for ensuring that Mr Silva has suffered the consequences of his antisemitic abuse.