Merseyside Police has charged a 40-year-old man with racially aggravated assault, religious aggravated assault and two public orders following an incident at a takeaway in Rock Ferry.
Officers were called to the takeaway on Bedford Road at around 8.30pm on Friday 25 March, following reports that a man shouted racial slurs at a member of staff before approaching the counter and assaulting him.
The customer, who entered the takeaway with his dog, was reported to have directed racial slurs at a member of staff before approaching the counter and headbutting him, then leaving on foot.
At the time, Detective Inspector Andrew Schofield said, “It is completely and utterly unacceptable for anyone to be subject to verbal and physical racial abuse and we simply will not tolerate people being targeted in this way. “
Following police investigations into the incident, Jon Bray, of Birkenhead was arrested on Thursday 21 April and taken into custody.
Today (Tuesday 31 May) he was charged with racially aggravated assault, religious aggravated assault and two racially and religiously aggravated public orders.
He has been bailed to appear at Liverpool Magistrates Court on Wednesday 13 July.