Man fined following anti-Semitic harassment in Hackney

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Man fined following anti-Semitic harassment in Hackney

Police ethicsA man has pleaded guilty to racially-aggravated harassment after abusing a Jewish man who told him to stop urinating in public besides playing children.

Jakub Kawczynsk, a 34-year old builder, said “f***ing Jewish f***ers” when challenged by an Orthodox Hackney resident, during the 21 June incident involving neighbourhood watch group Shomrim.

Kawczynsk was handed a £795 fine, including £200 compensation to the victim.

Speaking after the hearing at Thames Magistrates, Sgt. Owen Pyle of Springfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said the behaviour was “unacceptable,” adding: “We simply will not stand for it.”  

Chaim Kahan from Stamford Hill’s Shomrim said: “Hate crime can have a profound and lasting effect on its victims. Such behaviour should not be tolerated. Everyone has the right to be safe and to feel safe within their communities.”


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