16th Oct, 2019

Worcester man who wore offensive Hillsborough t-shirt is fined

Lorna Morris 8th Jul, 2016 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A MAN who wore an offensive t-shirt about the victims of the Hillsborough disaster has been fined £600.

Paul Grange, of Columbia Drive, Worcester, pleaded guilty to a public order offence when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court today (Friday).

The 50-year-old was arrested on Monday, May 30 after police received reports of a man wearing a t-shirt printed with comments relating to the Hillsborough disaster.

His actions were deemed to be a section 5 public order offence relating to the display of writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting, within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassment, alarm or distress, under the Public Order Act 1986.

He was fined £600 and was also ordered to pay £60 victim surcharge and £130 court costs. A forfeiture and destruction order was issued for police to destroy the t-shirt.

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