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.

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