Multiple charges following Rotherham demonstrations
Four people have been charged with offences following demonstrations in Rotherham town centre at the weekend.
Margaret Ridgeway, 38, of Hollowgate, Rotherham, was charged with an offence under Section 5 of the Public Order Act. She has been bailed to attend at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 14 March.
Leslie David Emery, 39, of Avondale Road, Rotherham, was charged with being drunk and disorderly. He was bailed to Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 14 March. Emery was also served with a Section 35 dispersal notice.
Dominic Wharmsby, 28, of Laudsdale Road, East Herringthorpe, was charged with a racially aggravated offence under Section 4 of the Public Order Act and a religiously aggravated offence under Section 4 of the Public Order Act. He has been bailed to appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 14 March.
Gaynor McBeth, 36, of Norfolk Court, Rotherham, was charged with breaching a Section 35 notice. She has been bailed to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 14 March.
A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of homophobic chanting. He has been bailed pending further enquiries.
A 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred has been bailed pending further enquiries.
Chief Superintendent Rob Odell, Local Policing Commander for Rotherham, said: “In addition to the charges detailed above, we also have officers pursuing active lines of enquiry to identify and apprehend other individuals suspected of being involved in criminality in Rotherham on Saturday.
“The significant policing presence across Rotherham on Saturday also included vehicles being stopped, some vehicles being seized, individuals breath tested for drugs and alcohol and 38 Section 35 dispersal notices were handed out.
If anyone holds information about suspected criminality before, during or after Rotherham’s demonstrations, this can be reported to police by calling 101. Certain crimes can also be reported online, so be sure to check: https://www.reportingcrime.uk/
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