A man has subjected a Jewish couple – including a disabled man – to ten minutes of verbal abuse on a London bus.
The offender screamed “You f***ing damn p**** this is our country, I will batter the f*** out of you” and various other obscenities at the couple. He was also apparently infuriated that the disabled person allegedly took longer to board the bus; witnesses denied that this was even the case.
The incident took place at 12:45 on 8th February on a 253 bus at Manor House, London N4, heading towards Hackney Central, and was reported by Stamford Hill Shomrim, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol. The assailant alighted at
If you have any more information, please contact the police on 101 or Stamford Hill Shomrim on 0300 999 0123, quoting reference number: CAD4968 05/01/2020.
Stephen Silverman, Director of Investigations and Enforcement at Campaign Against Antisemitism, said: “This is a despicable and unprovoked attack against elderly members of the Jewish community, one of whom was disabled. TfL must explain why the bus driver took no action, allowing the abuse to escalate so appallingly. At a time when 44% of British Jews are telling us that they are afraid to show any sign of their religion in public, Police must act swiftly to ensure that this antisemitic criminal is brought to justice before he reoffends.”
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.
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Antisemitism Barometer 2020 showed that three in five British Jews believe that the authorities, in general, are not doing enough to address and punish antisemitism.