Michael Demetriou has been convicted of racially aggravated harassment, alarm and distress for shouting “Heil Hitler” and “F***ing Jews” at Jewish victims in London in an incident in August last year.
He was ordered to pay £640 in costs, and discharged on condition that he commits no further offences for six months.
Antisemitic crime will continue to increase unless offenders are appropriately sanctioned by the courts, and we regret this lenient decision.
We commend the victim for persevering with the Metropolitan Police Service and insisting that they level charges against the suspect, and we salute Shomrim Stamford Hill, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol, which has assisted the victim throughout.
.@MPSHackney @metpoliceuk @MOPACLdn @SophieKLinden @MartinHewittMPS @AmberRudd_MP @PoliceChiefs @lordnickbourne @sajidjavid @CommonsHomeAffs @YvetteCooperMP Update: 'Michael Demetriou' convicted of #antisemitism, sentenced to 6 months Conditional Discharge & Pay £640 costs https://t.co/GD4J2tXo7e
— Shomrim N.E. London (@Shomrim) April 26, 2017