Cabbie who called Jews 'animals' outside Manchester school sentenced

By Jennifer Lipman, July 19, 2011

A taxi driver has been given a community order and could lose his work licence after being found guilty of racially abusing children in front of Manchester's King David School.

Taha Osman said Jews were animals who should be banned from Britain and also shouted "all Jewish children must die" after he was stuck in after-school traffic at the Crumpsall Jewish school.

Judge David Stockdale QC, sitting at Manchester Crown Court, sentenced him to a community order after a jury found him guilty of religiously aggravated harassment, alarm or distress.

The judge said Osman's "racist verbal attack" was a very serious offence.

Last updated: 5:12pm, July 19 2011