Men wanted in connection to anti-Semitic Oxford Street attack when yobs abused ...

Men wanted in connection to anti-Semitic Oxford Street attack when yobs abused ...
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Police have shared pictures of three men they want to speak to after Jewish teens were subject to an anti-Semitic attack by a gang of yobs who performed Nazi salutes and spat at their bus.

The attack happened on London's flagship shopping strip Oxford Street last Monday night.

The group of young Jewish teenagers were celebrating Hanukkah and could be seen dancing, clapping and chanting around 8pm.

Shortly afterwards, they were targeted by a gang of yobs who were seen screaming 'Free Palestine' before spitting at the privately hired bus carrying the youngsters as part of a city tour. 

Detectives launched an investigation into what they called an 'appalling' and 'deeply upsetting' attack and are treating it as a hate crime.

The force has now shared new images of men they wish to speak to as part of their enquiries.

Det Insp Kevin Eade, from the local policing team in Westminster, said: 'Our investigation into this appalling incident continues and we are now in a position to release three clearer images of the men we would like to speak to.

'Despite extensive enquiries over the past week, we are yet to make any arrests, however I am confident that somebody will recognise the people in these images, and I would urge anyone who does to contact us immediately.'

Footage of the incident went viral last week and the anti-Semitic attack was condemned by the Prime Minister who described it as 'disturbing'.

The Met Police would like to speak to this man in connection with an anti-Semitic attack in London's Oxford Street last week

The Met Police would like to speak to this man in connection with an anti-Semitic attack in London's Oxford Street last week

Police have shared pictures of three men they want to speak to after Jewish teens were subject to an anti-Semitic attack by a gang of yobs who performed Nazi salutes and spat at their bus

Boris Johnson added: 'Racism of any kind will never be tolerated in our society and we will continue to do all we can to root it out.'

In the video of the incident on Facebook, none of the yobs' insults can be heard because they are outside of the bus.

But on board the vehicle, the terrified occupants can be clearly picked up saying: 'We are all Jewish'.

Community Security Trust (CST), a charity which monitors antisemitic incidents and provides security support to British Jews, said the people on the bus were handing out food on Oxford Street before they were interrupted by the group.

The Met Police would like to speak to this man in connection with an anti-Semitic attack in London's Oxford Street last week

The Met Police would like to speak to this man in connection with an anti-Semitic attack in London's Oxford Street last week

Dave Rich, CST's director of policy, said: 'They were quite frightened that the group who were threatening them were going to physically assault them, they were spitting at them.

'They were pretty scared and they definitely felt it was because they were Jewish that they'd been targeted, there was absolutely no doubt about that.' 

At one point in the video one the yobs takes off one of his shoes and hits it against the side of the transport.

Rabbi Shneor Glitsenstein, director of the Chabad Israeli Centre Golders Green, was with around 40 young Jewish people on the open-top party bus in Oxford Street on Monday when the men shouted and made obscene gestures at them.

He said: 'Let me be clear - on Monday evening we were attacked on the streets of London for being Jewish and celebrating Hanukkah.

'While our bus contained no references to Israel, we were clearly a Jewish group.

'The young men who surrounded us were not engaged in

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