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Men arrested in connection with anti-Semitic incident in St John's Wood bailed

News   •   May 18, 2021 07:00 BST

Four men arrested in connection with an investigation into a video which appeared to show anti-Semitic abuse being shouted from a car in north London have been bailed.

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.

Enquiries were carried out and officers traced the car to the A40 in Hillingdon. The police helicopter was deployed and officers stopped the car at approximately 18:30hrs.

Four men were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences. They were taken into custody at a west London police station. 

Whilst there, they were additionally arrested in connection with a similar incident which took place at around 01.35hrs on Sunday, 16 May in the Broughton Park area of Salford, Manchester.

They have since been released on bail pending further enquiries in relation to both incidents.