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Laws on racist abuse against police must change

15th October 2013

Ann Coffey MP has called for a change in the law to make using racist abuse in a house or flat an offence after a Greater Manchester police officer was called a “nigger”.

Currently, under Section 4A of the Public Order Act 1986, no offence is committed if “harassment, alarm or distress” takes place inside a dwelling.

Ms Coffey has tabled an amendment to the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, to be debated today, to make it an offence to use racist or other abusive insults against a police officer who is present in the dwelling in the execution of his or her duty.

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