Nazi salute man jailed af­ter racist pub show

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A RACIST who made a Nazi salute inside a packed pub has been branded a dis­grace to the na­tion and jailed.

John Hennigan, 46, was caught on cam­era do­ing the fas­cist arm ges­ture in front of shocked drinkers at a Lon­don boozer.

And his an­tics put him in breach of an Asbo im­posed in 2005 when a swastika was found daubed on the front door of his coun­cil house.

It was the seventh time he had flouted the or­der.

Hennigan claimed he had only been rais­ing his arm to col­lect his change af­ter pay­ing for a drink, but was con­victed at the Old Bai­ley.

Judge Ni­cholas Cooke QC told him: “In this crowded pub­lic house you gave a Nazi salute and spoke provoca­tively of Jews. The Holo­caust was a crime against hu­man­ity of enor­mous mag­ni­tude. Be­hav­ing in the way you did was ap­palling.

“You spoke of black peo­ple as c**ns and n****rs. The use of such terms is grossly offensive and con­jures up mem­o­ries of the slave trade, again a crime against hu­man­ity of enor­mous mag­ni­tude.

“You are a dis­grace to the val­ues of this coun­try.”

Hennigan, of Har­low, Es­sex, was sen­tenced to 21 months and told the judge, “no probs” as he was led away to the cells.

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