Car hooligans sentenced

By Jonathan Kalmus, June 2, 2011

Two men who sped their car around north Manchester Jewish neighbourhoods, screaming hard-core antisemitic abuse, have escaped jail terms and received community orders.

Aaron Hanson, 20, pleaded guilty on May 9 to racially-aggravated intentional harassment, while Liam Martin, 21, admitted to intentional harassment. They risked prison terms after two witnesses testified against them.

But sentencing the men, both from Tameside, on Tuesday at Manchester Crown Court, Judge Angela Nield issued Hanson with a 12-month community order. Martin received a six months' order.

Last updated: 12:14pm, June 2 2011