London Man Gets Jail Time for anti-Semitic Slurs on Bus

Journalist for The Chronicle caught rider threatening to 'burn the bus' and the 'Jews' if they would not be removed from public vehicle.

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A red London bus standing at traffic signals in London, Oct. 10, 2014.Credit: Bloomberg

A London court sentenced a man who had shouted anti-Semitic slurs at Jewish bus passengers to 16 weeks in prison for a racially aggravated public order offense, The Jewish Chronicle reported Friday.

Rosa Dohert, a journalist for the Chronicle reported in the incident in September, saying she had seen Ian Campbell, 42, yell "get the Jews off the bus, all they do is f*** us" on a packed bus, which was passing through the neighborhood of Golders Green.

He also threatened to "burn the bus" and "the Jews," according to the report. There were Jewish schoolchildren on the bus at the time, according to the Chronicle.

He then got off the bus, but the driver let him back on, the Chronicle reported. When police arrived, the driver would not stop for them, but they were able to identify Campbell using CCTV footage. Campbell reportedly pled guilty on October 9.

Campbell had used "grossly and offensive threatening language," and his crime was "in no doubt serious," the judge, Mark Jabbit, said in his decision.