Police appeal after Jewish man racially abused on the tube

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Police appeal after Jewish man racially abused on the tube

British Transport Police release image of man they wish to speak to after footage captured man being racially abused at Oxford Circus station.

Image released by British Transport Police of man they want to speak to (Image: BTP)
Image released by British Transport Police of man they want to speak to (Image: BTP)

Police have launched an appeal after a Jewish man was racially abused on the tube.

British Transport Police officers released a picture of a man they wanted to speak to in connection with the incident in the early hours of Sunday July 4 at Oxford Circus Underground, which was widely publicised on social media.

Officers are treating the incident as a religiously aggravated public order offence, and say the victim was abused with antisemitic language as he headed for the Victoria line.

Anyone with information is being asked to text 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 90 of 04/07/21.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The incident provoked widespread condemnation, with Marie van der Zyl, president of the Board of Deputies, saying it was “absolutely intolerable.”

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