UK - A man has been jailed for hurling antisemitic abuse at a couple in Manchester

A man from Birmingham has been jailed for throwing antisemitic assaults at a couple in front of two police officers on duty.

Adam Boyle, 32, of Bradford Street, was “visibly intoxicated” when he approached a Jewish couple waiting for a tram to Bury from Victoria station in Manchester.

He approached the couple during the incident on October 7 before beginning to shout antisemitic assaults on their faces, the Manchester Evening News reported.

Two police officers who were free at the time were nearby and saw Boyle’s abuse and rushed to arrest him.

GMP Bury South officials announced Boyle’s conviction on their Facebook page after he was jailed for 26 weeks at Birmingham and Solihull Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, December 8th.

They said: “Adam Boyle, 32, of Bradford Street, Birmingham, was jailed at Birmingham and Solihull Magistrates’ Court for 26 weeks after being found guilty of racial / religious aggravated intentional harassment / alarm / distress.

“On October 7, 2020, the couple were waiting to board a tram to Bury at Victoria Tram Station when they were approached by Boyle, who was visibly intoxicated.

“After seeing the couple at the station, Boyle approached them before coming close to their faces and shouting antisemitic assaults against them.

“Fortunately, two on-duty police officers were nearby and saw the verbal assault, and Boyle was immediately arrested.”

Source:  jnews