Teen charged for antisemitic incident at UK train station

A 17-year-old was charged in connection with an antisemitic verbal attack on a Jewish man at a London train station earlier this month.

The visibly Jewish man was threatened and attacked on public transportation twice within an hour on July 4 in London.

The teen was charged with a religiously aggravated public order offence after he allegedly shouted “I f***ing hate the Jews” at the man at Oxford Circus Underground station.

As a minor, the suspect’s name was not released for publication.

Police said the teen was released on conditional bail, and will appear at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on August 2.

The antisemitic incident came shortly after a man threatened to “slit your throat for Palestine” and called the same victim a “f***ing scumbag” aboard a bus.

No arrests have been made in connection with that first incident and police renewed their appeal for witnesses to come forward.

Britain saw a dramatic rise in antisemitic incidents in May, coinciding with Israel’s 11-day conflict with Gaza-based terror groups.


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