Southsea man denies racist abuse

One of the seven stolen signs from the Isle of Wight. Picture: Hampshire Constabulary

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A MAN has denied racially abusing a security worker at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Alan Young is accused of shouting at the member of staff after he was caught trying to steal a computer from the casualty department of the Cosham hospital in May.

Young, 46, of Alhambra Road, Southsea, admitted a charge of theft but he pleaded not guilty to a racially-aggravated public order offence when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court.

He was released on bail to return for trial on August 24.