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Man Charged After Police Officers Assaulted And Racial Abuse Hurled

A man has been charged in connection with alleged racial abuse and assault of police officers in Shanklin.

In the early hours of yesterday (Sunday), police responded to a disturbance in Milford Road, before locating a man in St Paul’s Crescent.

It’s alleged that a man made threats towards police on arrival, and later assaulted two officers – one of which was subjected to racist abuse.

A police spokesperson said:

"Thomas Jack Riordan, aged 25, of Church Road in Shanklin, was charged with common assault of an emergency worker, racially aggravated common assault, and using threatening or abusive words/behaviour with intent to cause fear of violence or provoke violence.

"He was remanded in custody to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court today (Monday)."

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