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HARINGEY SUCCESSULLY PROSECUTE FOR MALICIOUS COMMUNICATIONS

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Haringey LBC has successfully prosecuted a man who sent it a letter containing offensive racial abuse directed at t...
Haringey LBC has successfully prosecuted a man who sent it a letter containing offensive racial abuse directed at the council's black parking control officers. The letter was apparently prompted by a£40 parking ticket received by John Duggan.

The council had previously considered prosecution under the Public Order Act, which specifically covers racist abuse, but that required prior consent from the attorney general.

Mr Duggan was fined£250 plus£100 costs under s1 of the Malicious Communications Act, which allows for the prosecution of people who send offensive and indecent letters.
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