Three men sought following alleged anti-Semitic hate crime in Oxford Street
Detectives have released images of three men they wish to identify in connection with alleged anti-Semitic abuse directed at a group of people in Westminster.
The incident took place on Oxford Street, W1 at around 20:00hrs on Monday, 29 November.
A group approached a privately hired bus and allegedly directed abuse of an anti-Semitic nature toward the passengers.
Police met with the bus at Grosvenor Place to speak with the passengers about the incident and to check on their welfare. There were no reports of any injuries.
Detectives have released three images of men they are keen to identify and speak with.
In addition, officers would like to identify a woman who was present shortly before the incident occurred. She is described as being aged 25-30, dark skinned with long black hair.
Detective Inspector Kevin Eade of the Met's Central West Command said: “This was a deeply upsetting incident for a community group who were celebrating the Jewish festival, Hanukkah.
"There is no place in our city for hate crime. Everyone should be able to enjoy their lives without harassment and I urge anyone who can name the individuals pictured to contact police without delay.”
Anyone who can name the males pictured or who has information or footage relating to the incident can call police on 101 or Tweet @MetCC quoting 6184/29Nov.
Alternatively call the Charring Cross Hate Crime Unit direct on 07900 608 252 [during office hours only] or email AWMailbox-.HateCrimeUnit@met.police.uk
To remain 100% anonymous call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.