Victim seen on “Muslim patrol” video comes forward

16:02 28 January 2013

A victim seen on a YouTube video being verbally abused by self-styled “Muslim patrols” has come forward.

Police were appealing for the man to come forward as part of an investigation into a series of incidents over the course of January 12 and 13 in Tower Hamlets, where a small group of individuals were seen to approach and harass members of the public at various locations.

The man contacted officers today and is currently being interviewed by officers at an east London police station.

Videos of the incidents were uploaded onto the video file sharing site.

The victim police were appealing for was captured on a video uploaded titled ‘Muslim vigilantes in London harass and taunt gay male’.

Officers are unsure when or where the incident took place, but the video shows a small group verbally harassing and intimidating the man, using homophobic language.

Five mean have so far been arrested and bailed in connection with the investigation. All were arrested on suspicion of GBH and Public Order offences.

Anyone with information email police at thcsu@met.police.uk (for the attention of DI Cliff Jones, DS Chris Bagshaw, DC Stacey Yarker), or call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

The tech giant is accused of not being able to count as it jumps from Windows 8 to 10.

Read more

RAF Tornadoes successfully destroyed a heavy weapons post and vehicle with a mounted machinegun in support of Kurdish troops.

Read more

George Osborne has reached his target weight on the 5:2 diet. Now, about the economy…

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

RAF Tornadoes successfully destroyed a heavy weapons post and vehicle with a mounted machinegun in support of Kurdish troops.

George Osborne has reached his target weight on the 5:2 diet. Now, about the economy…

BoJo uses a brick to make a point as he holds his prop aloft at the Conservative Party Conference.

The news surrounding Minecraft of late has revolved around the company’s purchase by Microsoft. Until now.

Quirky London