Three in court over alleged Manchester tram racist abuse
Two men and a boy have appeared in court accused of racially abusing a US army veteran on a Manchester tram.
Juan Jasso challenged the trio over their alleged use of foul language in the city centre on 28 June.
Aaron Cauchi, 19, Robert Molloy, 20, and a boy aged 16, who cannot be named, appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court.
They were bailed on condition they avoid contact and do not use the trams.
- Aaron Cauchi, of Spa Crescent, Little Hulton, Salford, has been charged with two public order offences against Mr Jasso and public order offences against another man and an assault on a third person on the same day
- Robert Molloy, of no fixed address, has been charged with the racially aggravated assault of Mr Jasso, common assault to another man and using threatening words or behaviour to a third
- The boy, from Salford, has been charged with using threatening words or behaviour towards Mr Jasso and another man and common assault to a third man.
No pleas were entered and a further case management hearing will take place on 4 January.
A trial date has been set for 6 February at the same court.