Christopher Philips in court over mock golliwog hanging
- 31 July 2013
- From the section Birmingham & Black Country
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.