December 07, 2019

Jewish man given Nazi salute in vile antisemitic abuse in Manchester kebab shop

Source: itv
Police have asked for help in identifying these 
two men following the incident. 
Credit: MEN Media
Manchester - Police have released images of two men they want to speak to after a Jewish man was subjected to vile antisemitic abuse in a Northern Quarter kebab shop.

Marlon Solomon, 40, was in Al-Faisal, in the Northern Quarter, when two men started to talk to him with 'unfriendly banter. '

He said it quickly became heated and turned racist and one man reportedly asked: "Are you a fucking Jew?"

Marlon says he responded 'I am a fucking Jew', which he said sparked a torrent of antisemitic abuse from the two men.

Marlon Solomon. Credit: MEN Media

He said the men began saying Jewish people should be "wiped out" and denied the Holocaust took place, before giving a Nazi salute.

Police say they have conducted "several lines of enquiry" since the incident, which took place at around 10.30pm on Saturday, November 16 and was reported the following day.

They have analysed CCTV footage of the incident and have now released images of two men they wish to speak to.

Police Constable Lukman Intwala of the City of Manchester Division said:

This was a despicable and vile offence that no one should ever be subjected to.

“Although no arrests have been made we are working hard to find those responsible and have a dedicated team committed to this investigation.

"I hope this goes to show that such abuse will not be tolerated within Greater Manchester and we will continue to do all that we can to put a stop to attacks of this abhorrent nature.

“We are appealing to members of the public to assist us in identifying the men in these images as we want to speak to them in connection to the incident.

"If you have any information, please come forward as a matter of urgency.”