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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:30 pm 
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This is presumably job-related, but other than that the car he's accused of criminally damaging is a 'taxi', it's not wholly clear.

But seems quite a long drawn out process for what doesn't look like the most serious of crimes :?


Worcester pub landlord accused of racially aggravated attack on taxi driver's car

https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/19 ... ivers-car/

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THE landlord of a Worcester pub has appeared in court for racially aggravated criminal damage after it is alleged he damaged a taxi parked outside the city centre bar.

Adrian Birch, landlord of the Horn and Trumpet in Angel Street, Worcester, denied one count of racially aggravated criminal damage and a further count of criminal damage when he appeared before Judge Nicolas Cartwright at Worcester Crown Court on Friday.

Wearing a grey suit, the 62-year-old defendant of Angel Street, Worcester entered not guilty pleas to both offences which are said to have occurred when he damaged a Peugeot car on September 8, 2019.

The trial was adjourned and placed in a warned list beginning February 8 next year. This means the trial has no fixed date but will begin as soon as the court can accommodate it after that date.

In the meantime Birch was granted unconditional bail.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2021 7:52 pm 
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denied one count of racially aggravated criminal damage and a further count of criminal damage when he appeared before Judge Nicolas Cartwright at Worcester Crown Court on Friday.

Amazed this is being dealt with at Crown Court.

But as the racial aspect makes it an 'either way' offence it can be dealt with at both Magistrates and Crown Courts.

It would have been, IMO, the defendant's decision to go for a jury trial, for his sake I hope that doesn't come back and bite him on the arse.

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