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Man in court over mock golliwog hanging

2013-08-01 19:36:18


Philips was charged with two counts of stirring
up racial hatred

A man accused of carrying out a mock hanging of a life-sized golliwog doll while wearing a Klu 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 right wing group's 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.

Source: bbc.co.uk

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