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Man to face no further charges after shouting abusive language and racial slurs in Romford town centre

PUBLISHED: 14:50 16 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:58 16 April 2018

Romford town centre.

Romford town centre.

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A man was arrested after he was heard shouting abusive language and racial slurs at people in Romford town centre.

The 30-year-old was arrested following a number of incidents at around 5.20 on Friday (April 13) afternoon.

A police spokeswoman said that an officer was walking through South Street when their attention was drawn to a man who was holding a black crash helmet in one hand, and a can of lager in the other.

The man’s body language seemed agressive and threatening according to police.

He approached another man - who police later spoke to - and he threatened to “smash him up” if he didn’t give him a cigarette.

The officer followed the 30-year-old and heard him threatening Asian and black people, and told them to “go back to the country you came from.”

The man was then threatening and violent according to police and had to be arrested, and he continued to be aggressive in custody.

The Met Police spokeswoman said that victims and witnesses did not want to press charges or assist with the investigation, and that the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) decided no further action would be taken because of this.

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