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Man jailed for racist Bakerloo Line rant

Keith Hurdle
Image caption Keith Hurdle was filmed abusing two passengers on a Tube train

A man has been jailed for 12 weeks for a "racist rant" on a Tube train.

Keith Hurdle, 52, of Carpenders Park, Hertfordshire, was sentenced for two racially aggravated public order offences at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Hurdle was filmed abusing two passengers on a Bakerloo Line train on 15 October. The video was later uploaded on to the internet.

Hurdle pleaded guilty to the charges on 15 November.

'Vicious verbal assault'

The British Transport Police (BTP) started an investigation into the incident after being made aware of the internet video.

Hurdle directed his abuse towards a 50-year-old woman until she left the train, before threatening a 25-year-old man with violence.

Baljit Ubhey, from CPS London, said: "These two passengers were going about their daily lives when they were racially abused by Keith Hurdle on a London Underground train.

"They suffered a vicious verbal assault based solely on their ethnicity and the male victim was threatened with violence."

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