The Jewish Chronicle



A MAN has been jailed for shouting antisemiti­c abuse in a London street.

Nicholas Sweeney, 34 from Clapton, east London, was handed a 49-day jail term after pleading guilty to two counts of racial religious harassment, and criminal damage to a police cell.

He had directed the abuse at two Jewish men in Stamford Hill.

Sentenced at Thames Stratford Mag- istrates Court, he was ordered to pay £80 victims surcharge and £166 to cover the damage to the cell.

Shomrim, the community security group, had alerted the police following the incident, which took place in August. Neighbourh­ood police officer Sergeant Owen Pyle said: “This robust sentence shows that the courts will not accept antisemiti­c or racist behaviour.”

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