Defendant acquitted for calling police officer a Taff

Monday 8 September 2014

Mr James Davis, who was accused of racially aggravated harassment, has been acquitted at Cheltenham Magistrates’ Court.

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Mr Davis was arrested in January after an incident outside a nightclub in which he called a police officer a “Taff”, following an incident in which he shouted and swore at door staff and police. Though he accepted his behaviour was unacceptable, he argued that he had not been racially hostile towards anyone.

More information can be found in this press release.

This case has been reported by the BBC, the Mirror and The Forester.

Sam Parham and Catherine Oborne, instructed by Cislyn Spence of Edward Fail Bradshaw Waterson, are both members of Garden Court Chambers Crime Team.

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