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Man convicted of racially aggravated harassment - London

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A man has been convicted of racially aggravated harassment and fined over £3,000.

Kirkwood Johnston, aged 44, of Broadway, London, was at London Victoria underground on 11 February and asked a member of staff for directions to get out of the station.

She gave him directions and Johnston responded by swearing at her and racially abusing her.

BTP officers attended and Johnston was pointed out. He was immediately arrested for racially aggravated Sec 4A public order against staff.

Johnston pleaded guilty to the offence at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 13 February and was fined £2,500 ordered to pay £50 compensation, a £750 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.

British Transport Police takes all hate crime incidents seriously and will investigate all reports in order to bring offenders to justice. 

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