A man has been charged with hate crime-related arson after a pride flag was snatched from a garden and burnt.
Burn the Union flag or a poppy, you’re gold. But a Pride flag? OUTRAGE!
Moulay Abdelhakim Ismaili, 36, is accused of taking the flag was taken (sic) from a garden in Beaconsfield Road, Brighton, during the city’s LGBT+ festival.
Oooh! One of the protected class! This is going to be a tricky one.
Ismaili has been remanded in custody to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.
It’s pretty unusual for someone to be remanded in custody for something of this nature, isn’t it? And I can’t find out anywhere what happened at the magistrate’s court appearance, or what – if anything – was the outcome.
That’s a little strange in itself, isn’t it?