Man charged following racial abuse incident in Southend

A man has been charged in connection with an incident where three people were racially abused in Southend.

It was reported three Chinese tourists, on a day trip to the city, were racially abused in the High Street at around 5.20pm on Thursday April 13.

A 30 year-old man was arrested a short time later.

Danny Williams, of Sandleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, has been charged with three counts of racially aggravated public order offences and one count of possession of a bladed article.

He was due to appear at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court today (Saturday April 15).

If you have any information in relation to this incident, you can submit a report on or use the online Live Chat service available Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) between 10am-9pm.

Alternatively you can call 101.

If you would like to make an anonymous report you can contact independent charity @Crimestoppers, by visiting their website or by calling 0800 555 111.


Mick Ferris

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