Driver uses loud hailer to shout racist abuse

Police are investigating reports that a man drove around Manchester hurling antisemitic abuse through a megaphone.

The incident occurred outside Jewish shops and synagogues in King’s Road in Prestwich. Dozens of people witnessed a man driving a silver Ford Fiesta car and holding a megaphone.

One witness said the driver had shouted at Orthodox women to remove their wigs and men to take off their black hats.

“I also heard about six other incidents that day of what seemed like the same man driving and shouting on other roads,” he said.

Another witness reported an earlier incident in which abuse was shouted from a silver Fiesta on a Jewish residential road in Broughton Park, Salford.

“A woman passenger in the car put her fingers on her top lip and made a Hitler salute at me,” said a mother-of-three who did not wish to be named.

Greater Manchester Police said the man was in his 50s or 60s and had cropped grey hair. The female passenger was in her 30s, with straight black hair.

Last updated: 7:45pm, March 13 2014