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Man charged following racially aggravated incident in Southampton

Alert message sent 15/01/2021 15:07:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

A man has been charged with a racially aggravated public order offence, criminal damage and assaulting a police officer following an incident in Southampton earlier this week.

Shortly after 1pm on Tuesday 12 January, police responded to reports of a public order incident at Tesco on London Road, Southampton.

On arrival, a man was located by an officer who was then assaulted.

The officer suffered a minor injury to his arm.

Ross McFarlane, 34, of Millbrook Road East, was charged with:

• Racially aggravated threatening or abusive words/behaviour likely to cause harassment alarm or distress
• Criminal damage
• Assault of an emergency worker

McFarlane has been remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Southampton Crown Court on Thursday, 4 February.

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Sarah Cartwright (Police, Corporate Communications, Hampshire)

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