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Two men charged with racially abusing Muswell Hill councillor on Tube train

PUBLISHED: 11:53 23 September 2019

Julia Ogiehor, Liberal Democrat councillor for Muswell Hill. Picture: Liberal Democrats

Julia Ogiehor, Liberal Democrat councillor for Muswell Hill. Picture: Liberal Democrats

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Two men have been charged after a Muswell Hill councillor was racially abused on a Tube train in June.

Lib Dem councillor Julia Ogiehor was subjected to a verbal barrage while travelling on the Northern line between Camden and East Finchley after a night out on June 23.

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Mark Lewis, 53, of High Road in Whetstone has been charged with a section 4a public order offence, a racially aggravated section 4a public order offence, racially aggravated common assault and assault by beating.

Gary Forbes, 48, of Ballards Lane in Finchley has been charged with a section 4a public order offence and a racially aggravated section 4a public order offence.

A section 4a public order offence is when someone has been intentionally harassed, or has become alarmed or distressed by someone else's actions.

They were charged by post over the weekend. A court date is yet to be set.

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