Man charged over antisemitic abuse on bus


Police have charged a man in connection with an antisemitic incident on a busy London bus.

Ian Campbell, 42, of Bowes Road, London N11 was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence on Thursday afternoon.

He has been charged with racially or religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress, and using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

He has been bailed with the condition that he does not to travel on the 102 bus route between Golders Green and Henleys Corner N2, and is due to attend Hendon Magistrates Court on October 9.

The incident was reported last week by JC journalist Rosa Doherty who witnessed a man shout "get the Jews off the bus all they do is f*** us" on a packed 102 bus in Golders Green, which had Jewish school children on board.

He threatened to "burn the bus" and "the Jews" before getting off, only to be let on for a second time by the driver.

The police were called but said they were unable to attend unless the driver stopped, which he refused to do.

Police were able to identify the suspect using CCTV footage. A local police officer also recognised him.

Other witnesses have come forward following a police appeal earlier this week.

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