Tejinder Lohia, who subjected members of the Jewish community to a “torrent of racist abuse” which included “Kill you Jews, F**k Jews” and invoking Adolf Hitler’s name, has pleaded guilty to multiple offences.
The alleged incident took place on Clapton Common and was reported on 10th September by Stamford Hill Shomrim, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol.
Mr Lohia was charged with one count of using threatening/abusive/insulting words with intent to cause fear of/provoke unlawful violence, two counts of racially/religiously aggravated fear/provocation of violence by words, and three counts of possession of a controlled Class A drug (cocaine).
He pleaded guilty and was sentenced last week at Thames Magistrates Court to a twelve-week prison term, suspended for twelve months, and unpaid work and alcohol treatment.
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 almost four times more likely to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.
Image credit: Stamford Hill Shomrim