Britain / 04-02-2017

Man jailed for hurling antisemitic abuse


A 31-year-old Jewish man reported verbal abuse after a suspect in a van shouted antisemitic comments at him - including references to Adolf Hitler. A number of objects [small gas canisters for balloons] also thrown at him. Three other people reported suffering similar abuse. 


Patrick Joseph Delaney, from Braintree, Essex, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment at Wood Green Crown Court after pleading guilty to a religiously aggravated public order offence.


The case against two co-defendants charged in relation to this incident was subsequently dismissed.