News – legal

  • Pensioner who daubed anti-Zionist and antisemitic graffiti in Dunham Massey sentenced following cooperation between CST and Police

    6 Nov 2017 by CST

    Timothy Rustige, a 68-year-old pensioner from Altrincham, has been sentenced following a campaign of graffiti, including antisemitism. CST’s Northern Regional office worked closely with Police following the several incidents at the River Bollin Aqueduct in Dunham Massey, that took place between August 2016 and June 2017.

  • Crown Prosecution Service reveals new data on tackling hate crime

    17 Oct 2017 by CST

    The Crown Prosecution Service,  with  who m  CST works closely to tackle antisemitism, has revealed that record numbers of tougher hate crime sentences are being handed down to offenders .  The overall number of prosecutions for hate crime, including antisemitism, has fallen however from 15,542 in 2015-2016 to 14,480 in 2016-2017. CST representatives sit on several CPS-led scrutiny panels to ensure that antisemitic hate crime is not overlooked.   

  • Man imprisoned for antisemitic abuse in Golders Green

    11 Sep 2017 by CST

    Jose Manuel Silva has been convicted of racially, religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm, distress and criminal damage and sentenced to 28 days in prison and handed a fine after shouting antisemitic abuse in Golders Green.  

  • Man handed fine after pleading guilty to antisemitic hate crime

    7 Sep 2017 by CST

    At Ipswich Magistrate’s Court on 22 August, Richard Gary Reed pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated intentional harassment and received a £300 fine, and has been ordered to pay court costs, a victim surcharge and compensation to the victim. The case follows an incident in early August where the offender shouted antisemitic abuse at a visibly Jewish man.   

  • Herminio Martinez convicted following racially aggravated altercation with Jewish property developers

    17 Nov 2016 by CST

    Last week Herminio Martinez was convicted for racially aggravated threatening behaviour following an altercation with Jewish property developers, Joe and Michael Gerrard. The developers were subjected to antisemitic abuse following a planning permission meeting in February 2016 after they were granted permission for a mixed development of a Co-op supermarket, office space and 25 luxury new build apartments.  

  • Anjem Choudary found guilty of inviting support for Islamic State in Syria

    17 Aug 2016 by CST

    Hate-preacher Anjem Choudary has been found guilty of inviting support and swearing allegiance to Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) alongside Mohammed Mizanur Rahman. Due to the possibility of prejudice in another case, reporting restrictions meant that the verdict has remained confidential for a number of weeks. Choudary faces the possibility of 10 years in prison and the jury took under three days to come to their unanimous decision.   

  • Man handed 26 week suspended sentence for antisemitic graffiti

    17 Aug 2016 by CST

    A Polish man, Kamil Malmon, has been found guilty and handed a 26 week suspended sentence for writing “F*** da juda” in pencil on the wall of Pinner Synagogue in June of this year. Malmon was filmed by CCTV, installed at the synagogue with funding provided by CST’s Security Enhancement Project, approaching the wall where the graffiti was later found. Malmon appeared to take something out of his pocket and draw on the wall. He was later identified by the caretaker of the synagogue and a pencil was found on his person.  

  • Man sentenced to 16 weeks for antisemitic abuse

    17 Jun 2016 by CST

    CST welcomes the conviction and sentencing today of Geoffrey Ingram for racially aggravated abuse following an incident in June 2015 on Regent Street. The abuse occurred after a minor motoring incident, after which the offender intimidated the victim, readily identifying him as Jewish because the victim was wearing a kippah (a Jewish skullcap). The offender, at close quarters, shouted at the victim a series of antisemitic insults and threats before the Police were called. The victim reported the incident to CST and commented that after the incident he was “really shaken up – I had to cancel meetings that day because I was a bag of nerves”. This clearly demonstrates the enormous impact that antisemitic abuse has on the victim, and that all incidents should be taken seriously and reported.

  • Joshua Bonehill-Paine found guilty of incitement to racial hatred and receives custodial sentence

    17 Dec 2015 by CST

    Joshua Bonehill-Paine was found guilty of inciting racial hatred after he published antisemitic material online. In court on Monday 14 December, he was described as an “extremist” who expressed “virulently racist views in respect to the Jewish community”. On the morning of Thursday 17 December in Southwark Crown Court, Judge Anthony Leonard QC sentenced Joshua Bonehill Paine to a custodial sentence of 3 years and 4 months. Yesterday, on December 16 2015, Bonehill-Paine was found guilty of inciting racial hatred.   

  • Two men arrested for flying Hizbollah flags

    22 Oct 2015 by CST

    This week Police announced that two men were arrested for flying the Hizbollah flag during a Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration in Central London “for offences under Section 13 of the Terrorism Act 2000”.  

  • US far right terrorist who murdered three people at Jewish centre in Kansas tells court he must be allowed to explain why he hates Jews.

    25 Aug 2015 by CST

    The trial of Frazer Glenn Cross, a former senior member of the KKK who murdered three people outside a Kansas Jewish centre, has begun. Cross tried to tell jurors that Jews are guilty of genocide against White people in an attempt to justify his actions.

  • Joshua Bonehill-Paine Refused Bail on Incitement to Racial Hatred Charges

    14 Jul 2015 by CST

    Joshua Bonehill-Paine, who was charged with publishing or distributing material in order to incite racial hatred, was denied bail at Southwark Crown Court yesterday. The material in question is allegedly antisemitic and was reported to the Police by CST. Bonehill-Paine claimed  to be one of the organisers of the far right demonstration originally intended to be held in Golders Green on July 4 th .  

  • Terrorist trial begins of French jihadists with 'hit list' of Jewish shops

    9 Jun 2015 by CST

    The trail has begun in France of 14 jihadists accused of plotting terrorist attacks against Jewish shops.