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Man convicted following antisemitic calls to the Board of Deputies
24 January 2022
“It is good to know that people who make malicious, racist comments cannot do so with impunity. This man felt it was safe to hide behind anonymous phone calls to make vile comments to our staff. Now he will face the full force of the law.” Marie van der Zyl, President
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A man who made antisemitic calls to the Board of Deputies has been convicted of one count of malicious communication and two of racially aggravated harassment.

Nicholas Nelson, who had previously been convicted of racially harassing former MP Luciana Berger, was convicted today at Peterborough Crown Court after pleading guilty. Sentencing will take place in March.

The malicious communication consisted of  a series of abusive antisemitic phone calls to the Board of Deputies which were received by an administrator in April and May 2020.

The calls were triggered by a statement by the Board of Deputies about antisemitism in the Labour Party.

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl said: “It is good to know that people who make malicious, racist comments cannot do so with impunity. This man felt it was safe to hide behind anonymous phone calls to make vile comments to our staff. Now he will face the full force of the law.”