Police are investigating a shocking video which shows a group of men hurling abuse at a bus carrying Jewish teens.
The disturbing clip recorded on Oxford Street in London on Monday night also shows the men spitting and banging on the vehicle’s windows as they scream anti-Isreal abuse.
Some of the men appear to remove their shoes ane one of them bangs one against the window – while others swear at those inside the bus.
The teenagers were celebrating the first day of Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday before being subjected to the abuse.
The abuse was reported to the Community Security Trust (CST), a body which provides security to the Jewish community.
The police is treating the incident as a hate crime and and are appealing for any information about the incident to contact.
Officers were called to the scene and check on the welfare of those inside, the force confirmed.
“The occupants of the bus were Jewish and the abuse directed at them was allegedly antisemitic in nature,” said a Scotland Yard spokesperson.
He added: “The group shown in the video could not be located at the time of the incident and there have been no arrests.
“The incident is being treated as a hate crime and officers will be assessing the available evidence to identify any possible lines of enquiry.”
A CST spokesperson condemned the abuse, saying: “This disgusting incident goes against everything this city stands for and should be condemned by all.”
The incident has been widely condemned by public officials.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said: “Antisemitism has no place whatsoever in society and I utterly condemn these disgusting acts. No one should have to experience this incident.”
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said: “This is both a chilling and shocking scene on London’s streets.”
Cllr Rachael Robathan, leader of Westminster City Council also condemned the incident. She wrote in a Tweet: “Deeply disturbing scenes of what appears to be an anti-Semitic attack against Jewish teenagers in Oxford Street.Internet Explorer Channel Network