Thursday 9 December 2021
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Notts man one of two charged over racist social media video targeted at Home Secretary

Two men have been charged under the s127 Communications Act with sending by public communication network a grossly offensive, indecent, obscene or menacing message or matter.

Janine Smith, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS East Midlands said: “Following complaints in relation to a video targeted at Home Secretary Priti Patel and posted on social media in January 2021, the CPS has authorised Nottinghamshire police to charge Jake Henderson and Robert Cumming with sending a grossly offensive message by a public communication network.

They will appear at Nottingham/Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on 29 June.

“The function of the CPS is not to decide whether a person is guilty of a criminal offence, but to make fair, independent and objective assessments about whether it is appropriate to present charges to a court to consider.

“Proceedings against Jake Henderson and Robert Cumming are active and nothing should be published or shared online that could in any way jeopardise the defendants’ right to a fair trial.”