A man named only as Mr Lorinczi has walked free after his conviction for throwing glass bottles at two Jewish people and shouting antisemitic abuse.
On the evening of Friday 30th August at about 23:00, he threw the glass bottles at two Jewish individuals and shouted comments about Hitler. The incident took place outside the petrol station on Craven Park Road in Stamford Hill. Police officers happened to be passing by and arrested the attacker.
Mr Lorinczi pleaded guilty to racially/religiously aggravated common assault and on 4th September but was allowed to walk free after his sentence of six months in prison was suspended for eighteen months. He was also given a three-month alcohol treatment requirement and 30 days’ rehabilitation activity requirements, and was ordered to pay £100 for criminal damage and £200 compensation to the victims.
Campaign Against Antisemitism applauds the police and magistrates for their swift action, however we regret that this violent act, which could have caused serious injury, did not result in an immediate custodial sentence.