Two security guards at the University of Manchester have been charged with a “racially aggravated” assault.
Greater Manchester Police has confirmed it corresponds to an incident which occurred at the University of Manchester in Fallowfield on 14th November 2020.
Officers then received a report of “racially aggravated public order” two days later.
Mohammad Akram, 54 – of Plodder Lane, Bolton – and Christopher Worden, 56 – of Old Road, Failsworth – have this week both been charged with racially / religiously aggravated common assault by beating.
The pair are to appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 18th May.
Speaking on the news of the charging, a spokesperson for the University of Manchester said in a statement: “Greater Manchester Police have today released a statement with regards to the specific allegations around the events in Fallowfield of 14th November 2020.
“We will now review our own next steps in light of this statement.
“We recognise that this is a difficult time for all parties and we have offered them wellbeing support.
“Due to these proceedings we are unable to comment further”.
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