By Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
Published: 15:58 GMT, 1 March 2020 | Updated: 15:58 GMT, 1 March 2020
A racist yob who hurled vile anti-Semitic abuse at a Jewish family was found guilty after film footage of the confrontation went viral.
Adam Cassidy, 20, called the group 'dirty Jews' when they confronted him after he collided with a baby buggy outside a Costa in St Albans in August last year.
Cassidy claimed they called him a 'dirty Arab' first, but his defence was rejected by magistrates.
Adam Cassidy, 20, pictured at court Friday, called the group 'dirty Jews' when they confronted him after he collided with a baby buggy outside a Costa in St Albans in August last year
A video of the incident, filmed by victim Michael Mendelsohn, was played to the court and showed Cassidy using the anti-Semitic term three times before kicking a Costa hoarding in the family's direction.
Cassidy, who grew up in Egypt and is the son of an English mother and a Turkish father, had pleaded not guilty to racially aggravated assault and to using the slur when he appeared at St Albans Magistrates' Court.
But District Judge Margeret Dodd found Cassidy guilty of both charges
Cassidy is shown left arriving at St Albans Magistrates court in Hertfordshire as his victim (right) arrives separately
She told Cassidy: 'I don't accept your evidence. I don't accept that anybody called you anything.
'Whether it was an accident when you bumped into the buggy I don't know.
'That doesn't excuse what you did and doesn't excuse your response.
'I'm satisfied you used the