‘Christopher’ Charles Panayi was convicted of racially aggravated criminal damage on Monday last week over an antisemitic road rage incident.
Mr Panayi became abusive towards a Jewish man at the junction of Conley Hatch Lane and the A406 on 31st January, stopping his car multiple times, exposing his buttocks and parting them, calling a Jewish man a “F***ing Jewish prick”, punching the Jewish man’s car window and smashing his wing mirror.
Shomrim North West London, the Jewish volunteer neighbourhood watch patrol provided evidence to the Metropolitan Police Service resulting in Mr Panayi’s prosecution.
Hendon Magistrates’ Court ordered Mr Panayi to carry out 200 hours of unpaid community service work, and to pay £1,000 in compensation and £620 in prosecution costs. He was also handed a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for a year.
A spokesman for North West London Shomrim said: “Charles Panayi was racist, abusive, violent and out of control. We are pleased that we were able to provide the Metropolitan Police Service with evidence leading to Mr Panayi’s arrest, prosecution and conviction.”
We commend North West London Shomrim, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service for ensuring that Charles Panayi has suffered the consequences of his disgusting antisemitic abuse. Rising antisemitic crime must be met with zero tolerance law enforcement.