An alleged racial incident that took place on a bus full of Jewish school pupils on Tuesday evening is being investigated by police. 

Man accused of shouting abuse. Photo: Rosa Doherty on Twitter

Man accused of shouting abuse. Photo: Rosa Doherty on Twitter

The incident took place on a 102 bus in East Finchley and involved a grey-haired man who was reported to have screamed: “Get the Jews off the bus, all they do is f*** us”.

According to passenger Rosa Doherty, who witnessed the incident, he continued to shout: “I hate the Jews, burn them, I’m going to burn this bus.”

The man, who was reported to then get off the bus after complaining the traffic “was the Jews’ fault”, continued to walk alongside the vehicle as it made its way slowly towards the North Circular.

Apparently, after making his way to the next bus stop, he was allowed to board the bus again.

A police spokesperson confirmed: “Police were called to reports of a racial incident on the route 102 bus in Great North Way, East Finchley, on Tuesday, 16 September at 6.20pm. “A male suspect was alleged to have made racial remarks to passengers… Officers are liaising with the bus company to obtain CCTV footage. No arrests have been made and inquiries continue.”