Men charged with hate crime in Manchester city centre

Two men have been charged in connection with a hate crime in Manchester City Centre.

27-year-old Luke Jones of Keston Crescent, Brinnington and 28-year-old Ryan Gould (28/08/90) of no fixed address have both been charged with a public order offence and two counts of section 47 assault.

They were remanded in custody and then appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on 12 October 2018.

The pair both pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and one count of a public order offence, intentionally causing alarm, fear or distress.

Jones and Gould were granted conditional bail following the hearing.

They will next appear at Manchester Crown Court on 9 November 2018.

As part of their bail, the defendants must not enter Manchester city centre. They can only enter the city centre if attending court or appointments with solicitors.

They must also not contact prosecution witnesses and they were ordered to report daily to the police.

At around 2.10pm on Monday 20 August 2018, police received a report that two women and their young children – a three-year-old girl, a five-month-old baby in a pram and a ten-year-old girl in a wheelchair with severe disabilities – were attacked and abused.

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