Targeting Tube hate

By James Martin, March 19, 2009

Antisemitic incidents on the Northern Line have been a focus of a co-ordinated campaign against criminal behaviour involving Barnet and British Transport Police and Transport for London.

Sergeant Phil Briggs of the British Transport Police explained that the latest Operation Clean Sweep exercise covered stations between Golders Green and Edgware.

“The Transport Police has dealt with four [antisemitic] incidents in Barnet over the last few months including graffiti attacks and threatening behaviour,” he reported.

“We are sensitive to concerns felt by Jewish passengers and hope that our high visibility will act as a deterrent .”

The campaign is supported by the Community Security Trust, whose Mark Gardner said: “The community needs effective policing and to have confidence in the police and Transport for London in ensuring safety for Jewish children.”

Last updated: 3:25pm, March 19 2009