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Man charged with racist offence at Hay-on-Wye Indian restaurant

Man charged with racist offence at Hay-on-Wye Indian restaurant

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Wednesday September 07 2016

The Hereford Times and BBC News report on an alleged incident of racist abuse at the Red Indigo Indian restaurant in Hay-on-Wye on Thursday 1 September.

The newspaper states 31 year old James John Jones, is to appear before Llandrindod Wells Magistrates Court later this week charged with four offences: assault, racially aggravated offence causing fear of violence, assault on a police officer and two counts of resisting arrest.

Mr Jones appeared before Brecon Magistrates Court on Saturday 3 September where he was remanded in custody.

The paper notes a second man, aged 39, was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has been released on bail pending further police enquiries.

Temporary Chief Inspector for Powys, Matt Scrase told the local paper: “All racially motivated crime committed in the Dyfed Powys area is given the highest priority.

“All specialist departments will work together to ensure any perpetrator is brought to justice to experience the full force of the law.

“Any witnesses to this offence are urged to come forward to assist with the prosecution with these offences.”

Any witnesses, or anyone with information relating to this incident, is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 08005 55111.


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