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Thug who called family 'dirty Jews' found guilty of racial assault

by Connie Trout (2020-11-07)


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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 or maintenance in Columbus - topsitenet.com, 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

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