Richard Gary Reed from Ipswich has reportedly been convicted of religiously-aggravated harassment and fined £300 after pleading guilty to shouting “I’m going to kill you f***ing Jews, I know where you are” and making gun gestures at a recognisably Jewish man who had entered a pub in Suffolk with friends on 5th August.
The landlady called the police, who arrested Reed at the scene. He pleaded guilty at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court late last month and has now been ordered to pay a £300 fine, as well as court costs 0f £85, a victim surcharge of £30 and compensation of £100.
The victim, who asked to remain anonymous told the Jewish News: “I was shocked that this antisemitic abuse happened whilst I was out in the country, I didn’t expect this type of threatening behaviour.” CST provided victim support.
Campaign Against Antisemitism welcomes the firm response by the police, the prosecution and the court.