Horrific video appears to show man 'hurling abuse at Jewish children' at Salford park

A horrific video appears to show a man 'hurling abuse at Jewish children' at a park in Salford. The incident, reported at around 3.20pm on Tuesday (May 7), was shared by the Campaign Against Antisemitism on social media.

In the clip, which the Manchester Evening News has chosen not to publish, a man can be heard saying the phrases "Free Palestine" and "Jewish c***s". Campaign Against Antisemitism said the man was abusing 'identifiably Jewish children' at Mandley Park.

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed that a report of the hate crime incident has been made and that enquiries are currently ongoing.

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A public post shared by Campaign Against Antisemitism read: "We are aware of footage in which a man appears to be hurling verbal abuse, apparently at identifiably Jewish children.

"The alleged incident took place on 7th May at 15:20 in Mandley Park in Salford. Greater Manchester Police, this must be investigated immediately."

It comes after the M.E.N reported a huge surge in anti-Semitic hate crimes recorded by Greater Manchester Police in the months following the Hamas attack.

New figures showed that between October 2023 and February 2024, GMP recorded 228 anti-Jewish hate crimes - up 231 per cent from 69 crimes recorded during the same period the previous year. It comes amid heightened political tensions across the UK surrounding the war in Gaza.

Tensions over the war in Gaza are believed to have contributed to the increase
Tensions over the war in Gaza are believed to have contributed to the increase -Credit:Manchester Evening News

And figures obtained from the Community Security Trust (CST) revealed how reports of antisemitic incidents across the UK reached a record high last year. The security charity recorded 4,103 reports of anti-Jewish hate incidents in 2023, up from 1,662 in 2022 and almost double the previous record of 2,255 hit in 2021.

Two-thirds of incidents happened on or after the Hamas attacks first hit on October 7, including 416 in the week following the attacks, They also found the number of incidents in and around British schools are more than three times higher since 2022.

Greater Manchester Police have been approached for a full statement, as have Campaign Against Antisemitism.

Superintendent Mike Russell, GMP's lead for Hate Crime, previously said: “Greater Manchester Police is dedicated to tackling hate crime by working with all of our communities and providing the best possible service to victims. Neighbourhood officers are continuing to work closely with community groups, third-party hate crime reporting centres and strategic partners to ensure that hate crime is tackled efficiently, impartially and effectively.

"Our officers are trained to help and will investigate all reports of hate crime thoroughly, keeping victims updated throughout. If you have been a victim, please do get in touch with us and report any incidents.

"Some people may not know what to do if they have been the victim of a hate crime - you can contact us on 101, via gmp.police.uk, or if you feel more comfortable doing so, by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Hate crime can also be reported online – anonymously – through the True Vision website: www.report-it.org.uk.”