- Adam Cassidy launched the sickening attack on a young father and his family on Monday afternoon as they had a coffee in St Albans, Hertfordshire
- The 19-year-old allegedly shoved a pram before kicking an advertising hoarding at the family
- Asked why he did it, the plumber, a Manchester United fan, replied: 'Because you're a dirty Jew'
- His shaken victim described the incident as 'deeply unpleasant' and upsetting
- Cassidy moved to the UK from Egypt five years ago and has been kicked out of the home where he was staying by his aunt, according to his grandmother
The thug who racially abused a Jewish family innocently enjoying a family coffee on a high street can be named as 19-year-old Adam Cassidy.
The teenager, who came to Britain from Egypt five years ago, first shoved a pram containing a baby then called the child's father a 'dirty jew' before kicking an advertising hoarding at the family.
His disgusting, unprovoked attack was captured on video and he was quickly identified.
Cassidy's grandmother was quick to distance herself from his behaviour when asked about him this morning.
She said: 'I've seen the video and it's terrible. He has not lived here for six weeks now. My daughter is a Muslim and got him to leave over his behaviour.'
She scoffed at the idea that he had any interest in politics and said she did not know where his antisemitic language had come from. She said that both his mother and father were in Egypt.
Cassidy was seen on camera unleashing the vile insults at his victim and his young family. He shoved a toddler's pram and when the father asked why he had done it, Cassidy replied: 'Because you're a dirty jew'.
The victim told MailOnline of the attack yesterday at 2.15pm in St Albans outside Costa Coffee on St Peter's Street.
He said his heart started beating quickly as the situation spiralled, and described the altercation as 'very unpleasant'.
'It makes me feel fearful. It was deeply deeply unpleasant and gets your heart rate going,' he said.
'For the rest of the time I was conscious of my surroundings to try and make sure we weren't attacked again.
'I'd like to add that this isn't the first time I've been racially abused. It seems to me that anti-semitism is rising in the UK.'
According to Cassidy's Facebook page, he attended the Al Azhar University in Cairo before coming to England and attending the Samuel Ryder Academy.
A neighbour of the family said that he'd been shocked by what he'd seen.
'My wife saw the video this morning and we couldn't believe it.
'He came here a few years ago to live with his aunt. He has no siblings that I know of and his parents are abroad.
'He was such a polite and pleasant young man but something's happened.
'As far as I know he'd been kicked out of home so I guess he has got in with the wrong crowd. The video was very disturbing.'
Cassidy claimed on social media to work as an air conditioning engineer with Stay Cool HVAC in St Albans.
Their proprietor said: 'He doesn't work for me. He came as a trainee a couple of years ago but only lasted two days
'He was not up to the job and his character did not suit my character.'
A spokesman for Hertfordshire police said: 'Police are investigating a racially aggravated assault in St Albans.
'At around 2.15pm yesterday (Sunday 4 August), the victim – a 30 year old man – was sat outside Costa Coffee in St Peters Street when the offender (a male) walked past and shoved the victim's pram which his nephew was in.
'When the victim challenged the offender, he responded with racial abuse. The offender then kicked an advertising board at the victim before walking away and still using racially abusive language.
'Officers are investigating and any witnesses, or anyone with information, should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/70651/19.
'Victims of hate crime can be reassured that they will be taken seriously and treated with sensitivity.'