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Suspended sentence for man who made antisemitic remarks at Waterloo

A man who made antisemitic comments to a member of staff at Waterloo Underground Station has been given a suspended prison sentence.

41-year-old Derek Mandary from Pimlico appeared at Blackfriars Crown Court on Monday after previously pleading guilty to religiously aggravated intentional harassment.

Mandary was sentenced to nine months in prison suspended for 18 months, was issued a 12 month supervision order and was ordered to attend an alcohol treatment for six months.

The incident happened at around 8.50pm on 14 July last year at Waterloo Underground Station.

The station supervisor was called over to speak to Mandary after he attempted to travel without a ticket.

When asked to buy another ticket Mandary became abusive, threatening and made antisemitic remarks to the station supervisor.

"Tube staff should not have to endure abuse or violence for simply carrying out their job and we will seek to arrest and prosecute anyone who thinks this type of behaviour is acceptable," said Detective Constable Steve Ajayi.

"This type of abuse and harassment is extremely upsetting and intimidating for the victim and we treat it very seriously.

"Anyone who is a victim of hate crime should report it immediately to police so as we can work to trace and arrest the offender as soon as possible."

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