Man­jailed­forhate­abuse

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

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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