Man charged with racial abuse

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A MAN accused of racial abuse will appear at crown court today.

Marc Bogie is alleged to have made racist comments towards a man at a business in Hylton Road, Sunderland.

Bogie, of Leechmere Road in Grangetown, also faces charges of possession of cocaine and a public order offence.

Sunderland Magistrates’ Court ruled that the case must be dealt with at Newcastle Crown Court, where Bogie was due to appear today.

He is on bail on the conditions he does not contact prosecution witnesses or go within 50 metres of American Pool and Snooker Club in Hylton Road.