Man charged with hate crime and strangulation attack on taxi driver

Detectives have charged a man with racially aggravated Section 4 public order and non-fatal strangulation following an incident yesterday, Thursday 15 December.

At around 3.30pm, officers were called to reports from a taxi driver that he had been racially abused and then strangled by a passenger on Oakfield Road.

A man was found hiding close by and was detained. The victim was left shaken and distressed.

Gary Bohanna, 51, of Everton has been charged with Racially aggravated intentional harassment/alarm/distress and intentional strangulation.

Bohanna has been remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Adult Remand Court tomorrow, Saturday 17 December.

Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, with reference 22000923235.

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