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Merseyside detectives charge man after PHV driver racially abused and strangled

Updated: Dec 18, 2022



Merseyside detectives have charged a man with racially aggravated Section 4 public order and non-fatal strangulation following an incident with a private hire vehicle (PHV) driver. The incident occurred in Walton on Thursday 15 December at around 3.30pm, when officers were called to reports from a PHV driver that he had been racially abused and then strangled by a passenger on Oakfield Road. A man was found hiding close by and was detained. The victim was left shaken and distressed.

Gary Bohanna, 51, has been charged with racially aggravated intentional harassment/alarm/distress and intentional strangulation. Bohanna has been remanded in custody to appear at Liverpool Adult Remand Court today.

Anyone with information can contact @MerPolCC or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, with reference 22000923235.

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