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Two men plead guilty to racially aggravated offences

October 25, 2017
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On 18 June 2017 officers were called to Edwards Lane, following reports of suspicious activity involving a flag outside a cultural centre.

Jamie Mullins, 28, of Nottingham Road, Basford, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court today and admitted causing alarm or distress by displaying the flag, and religiously aggravated criminal damage. He is due to be sentenced later on today.

Matthew Sarsfield, 31, of Sherbrook Road, Daybrook, also pleaded guilty to causing alarm or distress. He was ordered to pay a £115 fine.

Superintendent Ted Antill said: “We take every report of hate crime in Nottinghamshire seriously and will always investigate.

“I am pleased that the racially aggravated element of this crime has been recognised by the courts. This sends a clear message that behaviour of this nature will not be tolerated in our county.

“No one should have to live in fear due to their gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, race or religion.”

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