A TikTok user whose videos involve him performing pranks on members of the public has reportedly been arrested for “assaulting a member of the Jewish community”.
The user, whose real name is Bacari Ogarro but goes by the online name ‘Mizzy’, appeared to confirm on his Instagram account that he had been arrested by posting an image of the police statement, adding that he had been held for 36 hours by police for a video involving an identifiably Jewish boy last year.
According to the police statement, the arrest was “a result of the Shomrim notifying police and sharing footage of the assault which has been circulated on social media.”
Campaign Against Antisemitism works closely with Shomrim, with whom we have a data-sharing agreement.
Campaign Against Antisemitism’s analysis of Home Office statistics shows that an average of over five hate crimes are directed at Jews every single day in England and Wales, with Jews more than five times likelier to be targets of hate crimes than any other faith group.