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Newly wed couple on charges after racial assault on hotel security guard

Newly wed couple on charges after racial assault on hotel security guard

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Thursday November 13 2014

The Daily Mail and Manchester Evening News report on an incident of racially aggravated assault at Manchester Deansgate’s Hilton hotel.

Newly-wed couple Kirsty and Nick Bigland appeared at Manchester magistrates’ court to face charges after being arrested for racially abusing and attacking the hotel’s Asian security guard on 31 May this year.

An altercation broke out after a credit card used by the Bigland’s at the hotel was refused. Ms Bigland was asked to leave the premises after she started swearing at reception staff.

Outside the hotel Ms Bigland is said to have racially abused security guard, Mustapha Muhssen, before spitting at him, punching him in the chest and kicking him.

According to the local paper, Ms Bigland told the guard,  “F*** you, you f***ing **** b****** – you shouldn’t even be in this country.”

The Daily Mail reports the abuse directed at the guard by Ms Bigland as “Get off me you p*** b****** – you should not be in this country”

Ms Bigland was charged with racially aggravated assault and two further public order offences. She denied racially aggravated assault but later changed her plea. Prosecutors did not press the public order charges.

Mr Bigland was charged with a public order offence which he admitted.

The couple will be sentenced on 9 December. They have been told to stay away from the hotel and prosecution witnesses or risk being taken back into custody.


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