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Christopher Philips in court over mock golliwog hanging

A man accused of carrying out a mock hanging of a life-sized golliwog doll while wearing a Ku Klux Klan costume has appeared in court.

Christopher Philips, formerly known as Darren Clifft, 23, from Willenhall, was charged with two counts of stirring up racial hatred at a music concert.

Walsall Magistrates' Court heard the incident allegedly happened at an event in Wales in March.

Mr Philips did not enter a plea and was bailed to appear on 24 October.

He was arrested in March following an investigation by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit.

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