53-year-old woman arrested for ‘hate speech’ during protest in Walleys Quarry
Police made an arrest after a video was released of a security guard allegedly racially abused during a protest in Walleys Quarry.
The incident – during a Stop the Stink protest at the Silverdale landfill site on September 20 – was captured on a Facebook Live feed viewed by approximately 5,000 people.
In the video, a woman could be heard using the term “black t ***” and adding, “He shouldn’t get his hands on me. “
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Staffordshire Police received a complaint about the footage after being alerted to a ‘racial hate crime’.
Today, a 53-year-old woman – who has not been named – was questioned by officers.
A police spokesperson said: “A 53-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of a public order offense aggravated by racist motives. She was released on bail pending further investigation. thorough.
“Police were called at 1:50 p.m. on September 20 to report a racial hate crime against a man during a demonstration in Walleys Quarry on the same day.”
The police are still calling for witnesses following the complaint. Anyone with information should call the police on 101, citing incident number 353 of September 20, or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.
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