Video: Racist jailed after abuse hurled at Queen’s Park is posted to YouTube

Keith Hurdle has been jailed for 12 weeks

Keith Hurdle has been jailed for 12 weeks - Credit: Archant

A man who hurled racist abuse at two Tube passengers on the Bakerloo Line in Queen’s Park has been jailed.

Keith Hurdle from Carpenders Park, Hertfordshire, directed his abuse towards a 50-year-old woman until she got off the train before targeting a 25-year-old man.

His tirade on September 18 was filmed and uploaded to YouTube sparking an investigation by British Transport Police.

Last week at Westminster Magistrates’ Court he was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to two racially aggravated public order offences.

Detective Constable Lawrence Murphy, the investigating officer, said: “We treat all allegations of racism on the London Underground network extremely seriously and I would like to thank those members of the public who came forward to assist us with this investigation.

“BTP does not tolerate hate crime and anyone who is a victim should report it immediately to police so we can work to trace and arrest the offender as soon as possible.”

To report an incident of hate crime call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 with details of what happened.