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Man Charged Following Hate Crime Incident At Bristol Pride

A man has been charged with a number of hate crimes following an incident at Bristol Pride.

Joel Norfolk, 30, of Florence Park, Bristol, was arrested at the event on Saturday which was held in the city centre’s Castle Park on Saturday 11th July.

He has been charged with the following:

• Three counts of using threatening / abusive / insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment/alarm/distress

• Two counts of racially / religiously aggravated intentional harassment/alarm/distress

• Three counts of assaulting an officer

• Two counts of criminal damage.

Norfolk has been released on bail and is due at Bristol Magistrates’ Court on July 29th.

For more information about reporting hate crime, visit the advice pages on the Avon & Somerset Police Website or www.report-it.org.uk.