September 20, 2021

UK - Four charged over antisemitic abuse shouted from car

Four men from Blackburn have been charged with shouting antisemitic abuse from a car in north London.
  • Mohammed Iftikhar Hanif, 27 (23.04.94) of Pringle Street, Blackburn;
  • Jawaad Hussain, 24 (13.08.97) of Revidge Road, Blackburn;
  • Asif Ali, 25 (24.11.95) of Pringle Street, Blackburn;
  • Adil Mota, 26 (12.01.95) of Leamington Road, Blackburn.
The men were charged via postal requisition on Thursday, 16 September with using threatening, abusive or insulting words, or behaviour, with intent, likely to stir up racial hatred.

They are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, 6 October.

This follows an investigation after police received reports of people shouting anti-Semitic abuse from a car travelling as part of a convoy of vehicles through the St John's Wood area on the afternoon of Sunday, 16 May.

An investigation was launched and four men were arrested later that day.