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Two University of Manchester security guards have been charged with a ‘racially aggravated’ assault, The Manc

Two University of Manchester security guards have been charged with a ‘racially aggravated’ assault

Two security guards at the University of Manchester have been charged with a “racially aggravated” assault.

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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.

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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.

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“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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