Egg-throw charges in gay village

Date published: 24 August 2009

TWO Chadderton men have been charged after eggs were thrown at members of the public in Manchester’s gay village.

Peter James Young (23), of Hardman Street, and Phillip Shepherd (25), of Derby Street, have been charged with a public order offence. Young was further accused of common assault. Young appeared before Manchester City Magistrates Court on Saturday while Shepherd will appear before the court on September 1.

The charges relate to an incident on Sackville Street, shortly after midnight on Thursday when two men in a Renault Clio threw eggs at members of the public, shouting homophobic abuse.

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