An elderly Charedi couple were told to go’ back to your country’ and threatened with violence in an antisemitic tirade on a London bus.
Police are investigation after a Jewish disabled victim and their family were on the receiving to abuse for 10 minutes on Monday, revealed in a video posted by Shomrim on Twitter.
During the expletive-laden clip, the assailant in a hood shouts abusive language on the 253 bus near Manor House station in Hackney, including at a Charedi couple sitting down.
He said: “”You f*** p*** this is our country, I will batter the F*** out of you”.
“You think you can come over here and f*** with us English people”.
When the Jewish couple tell him to “go away”, he hurls more abuse, telling them to “f*** off back to your country then”.
In a statement, police said: “On the evening of Monday 8 February 2021, we were made aware of a video clip of a racially aggravated incident that took place on a bus near Manor House tube station at around 12.45hrs that day.”
Initial enquiries were carried out from officers from the Central East Command. Given the incident occurred on a bus the investigation it has been passed to the Met’s Roads and Transport Policing Command to investigate.”
Neighbourhood Superintendent for Hackney, Andy Port, said: “We take all forms of hate crime seriously whether that be a crime based on a person’s race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or prejudice against a person who is transgender. We deplore any form or hate crime and will do everything in our power to bring to justice those responsible. Should anyone have any information with regards to the incident please contact 101 quoting CAD 5662/8Feb or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, wrote on Twitter: “Disgusting to see, please pass on my thoughts to the victims if you are supporting them. I assume the police will have been in touch with the Council for any additional support around CCTV etc.”
Watch the clip here:
Disabled Jewish victim & family subjected to racial abuse for 10 minutes
— Shomrim (Stamford Hill) (@Shomrim) February 8, 2021
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