Broken Key Leads to Racism Charge

A YOUTH pled guilty to using foul and racist language after a key snapped in a door, a Grays court heard.

The 14-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons was in Lime Close, South Ockendon on the 27th January when neighbours asked him to help as a key had become stuck in a door.

The youth tried to extricate the key but it snapped off on his hand. The youth then said: “I don’t know why you are helping those n******”

In court, the youth apologised profusely.

His mother stated: “His mouth can sometimes run away with him but he is not a racist.”

The youth was made subject to a three month referral order.

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