Police are investigating an alleged hate crime which occurred on the night of Saturday 18 March 2017 at approximately 9.30pm.
The incident is alleged to have happened in the area of Main Street/Mawson’s Court in Cockermouth.
A female victim reported having been subject to racial abuse and 20-year-old James Conway of Mawsons Court, Cockermouth, was arrested.
Conway has been charged with racially or religiously aggravated intentional harassment and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.
He was released on bail to attend Carlisle Magistrates’ Court on 7 April 2017.
All reports of hate crimes will be treated seriously and investigated thoroughly.”
Anyone with information about this incident should please contact PC 2257 GRAHAM Workington Police Station on 101, or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.