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Man in court over abuse of local Muslim resident

Man in court over abuse of local Muslim resident

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Thursday July 28 2016

The Huddersfield Examiner reports on the court appearance of a man guilty of several racially aggravated offences in a long running dispute with a local Muslim resident.

Jamie Hardisty, 25, pleaded guilty to two charges of racially-aggravated threatening behaviour and one offence of racially-aggravated criminal damage.

Kirklees magistrates court heard that on May 31 Hardisty approached Tariq Malik as he was returning home with his partner and called him a “dirty black b*****d.”

Hardisty used other racially abusive terms and when Malik entered his home, Hardisty kicked at his car, damaging the wing mirror saying “This is my turf, I’ll burn the house down you P***.”

In another incident on 3 July, Malik was getting into his car after a football match when Hardisty “drove past and swore at him, before reversing his vehicle and returning towards Mr Malik leaving him fearful,” prosecutor Alex Bozman told the court.

The court heard that “issues” between the two men had been going on for some time and had escalated in recent months.

Kirklees magistrates adjourned sentencing for full reports to be prepared. Mr Hardisty was ordered by the court not to contact Mr Malik.


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