Officers investigating incident shown in video filmed from inside a bus on Oxford Street
Below is a statement in relation to a video circulating on social media that has been the subject of media coverage:
We are aware of a video posted on social media which shows the occupants of a privately hired bus being abused by a group of men.
We believe the video was filmed on Oxford Street, W1 at around 8pm on Monday, 29 November. The occupants of the bus were Jewish and the abuse directed at them was allegedly antisemitic in nature.
Police were called at the time of the incident and officers were deployed.
While they were en route, the bus left the location to avoid any further confrontation. Officers met it in Grosvenor Place to speak to the occupants and check on their welfare. Details of the incident were taken. There were no reports of any injuries.
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.
Anyone who recognises the men shown in the video, or who has other information that may assist officers, can call police on 101 with the reference 6187/29NOV.
Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.