Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 78 (Mar)
Court: Divisional Court

Rose LJ and Forbes J

Representation Rhyddian Willis (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service, Eastleigh) for the prosecution.
  John Causer (instructed by Peach Gray & Co, Southampton) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 7 March 2002


Criminal law - Threatening, abusive and insulting language - Racially aggravated threatening behaviour - White defendant calling black victim a 'jungle bunny', 'black bastard' and 'wog' - Deputy district judge finding language not motivated by hostility towards members of racial group based on victim's membership of racial group - Whether deputy district judge in error - s 4 - s 28(1)(a) and (b).

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