Police are investigating an alleged antisemitic incident after a 66-year-old Jewish pensioner was spat at and called “You f***ing P*** Jew.”
According to the Asian Image, the shocking incident occurred in Rossendale near Manchester on 15th June.
Jane Parker-Lisberg, who lives with her husband, Malcolm, in Rossendale, was reportedly visiting a house to pay for a pet when a man who was said to be known to the occupier of the house started shouting abuse at her.
Described the incident to the Asian Image, Ms Parker-Lisberg explained: “He turns around and says give me £50! He then shoved me so hard I hit the wall. He then spits in my face and went on to say, “You f***ing P*** Jew.”
She continued: “As he went out on to the street outside I heard him say ‘The P***s [slur word for people of Pakistani descent] and the Jews have stolen this country.’ There were parents with children on Spring Street and they must have heard this. Then he said he was going to burn my house down.”
Ms Parker-Lisberg said she called the police and an ambulance was dispatched.
She told the Asian Image: “I had a heart attack five years ago and then another one in April. Since then I have had three further heart attacks.” She added: “The incident has completely shocked me and I am scared for my wellbeing.”
Police confirmed that they were called at around 16:15 on 15th June following reports of an assault at an address in Spring Street, Rossendale.
A police statement said: “A woman in her 60s reported she had a verbal altercation with a man before falling over and injuring her back. The victim reported she was then racially and religiously abused. An investigation is underway and enquiries on-going.”
Anybody with information should contact the police on 101 or [email protected].