Five charged with racial abuse after Thatcham protest

Four men and a woman have been charged following disorder at a protest in Thatcham, Berkshire.

Trouble flared when about 20 people gathered in the Broadway area of the town during the evening of 28 February.

Four men, aged between 22 and 50, and a woman, aged 35, are charged with using threatening, abusive or insulting words and racial harassment.

All five have been released on bail and are due to appear at Newbury Magistrates' Court on 1 May.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Berkshire



24 °C 15 °C


  • Mother and childConstant fear

    Saving lives on the front line in the battle with Ebola

  • Dog's headCanine quirk

    The dogs that used to collect money on Britain's railways

  • Hazal Naz BesleyiciHa, ha, ha

    Why are women in Turkey posting laughing selfies?

  • Robert Graves' PoetryUnforgettable war Watch

    The writer who had a lump of granite stuck in his head

  • Hands of clergy in prayer'Two per cent'

    How many men are paedophiles - and is the same true of priests?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.