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Man fined for threat to 'kill Muslims'

Man fined for threat to 'kill Muslims'

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Tuesday November 25 2014

The local paper, Hertfordshire Mercury, reports on the trial outcome of a man charged with racially aggravated threatening words and obstructing police after an incident in Loughton last September.

Scott Aaron Vale, 23, admitted the offences which occurred on the night of his brother’s birthday. Chelmsford Crown Court heard that Vale had a soldier friend who was killed in Iraq in 2008 and after the subject of war arose over a celebratory dinner he “was shouting racial abuse about wanting to kill Muslims.”

When he was arrested, Vale swore and accused Muslims of beheading British soldiers before being placed in leg restraints by police officers.

Vale admitted the charges and was fined £75 for each of the offences and ordered to pay £85 costs and £20 victim surcharge

It is noteworthy that prosecutors brought a charge of racially aggravated threatening words when Vale’s threats to ‘kill Muslims’ would clearly be regarded as ‘religiously aggravated’.



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