Doncaster sticker seller Phillip Hartley to go on trial over racist attack

Doncaster sticker seller Phillip Hartley is due to go on trial charged with a racially aggravated assault on a pub landlord.

Hartley, 39, is due to face Sheffield Crown Court tomorrow (Wednesday) after pleading not guilty to a racially aggravated assault in Doncaster in October 2020.

Hartley, formerly of Christ Church Road but who had recently moved to a new address in Mexborough, faces a charge of causing harassment, alarm or distress, using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour causing another person harassment, alarm or distress.

The offence, which is alleged to have taken place at the Masons Arms at the Market Place in Doncaster town centre on October 20, 2020 was racially aggravated, the charge said.

Phillip Hartley is due to face a three day trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

The trial was due to take place in March but was moved to June 29.

Judge Peter Kelson QC said the trial would be pencilled in for three days.