Berkshire

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.

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