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Two men due in court following racially aggravated assault in Southampton

Alert message sent 03/09/2021 12:36:00

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Two men are due to appear in court to face allegations of racially aggravated assault.

Ricky Goodman, aged 35, from Windermere Avenue, Southampton, will face the following four charges:

• Racially aggravated assault
• Assault by beating
• Using racially aggravated threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress
• Using threatening words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Rory Marshall, aged 24, from William Macleod Way, Southampton, will face the following four charges:

• Racially aggravated assault
• Assault by beating
• Possession of an offensive weapon in a public place
• Possession of an offensive weapon in a public place

Both men are due to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 21 September following postal requisitions.

It comes after an incident took place in Vosper Road, Southampton at around 4.15pm on Tuesday, 23 February.

A man in his 30’s was out jogging when a group of people in a car drove past and shouted abuse at him. The group of men then stopped the car and assaulted the man.

The man in his 30’s suffered minor facial injuries and a minor injury to his elbow.

We continue to work with our partners and local community groups and encourage everyone to report hate crime incidents to us by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency.

You can also report a hate crime via our website online, via third party reporting centres or other support agencies. To find out more, click here.

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