Man, 79, faces hate mail charge

The synagogue on Orchard Road, St Annes.

The synagogue on Orchard Road, St Annes.

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A PENSIONER has denied sending offensive letters to the Rabbi at a Fylde coast synagogue.

Pensioner Frederick Booth of South Hey, Ansdell, is alleged to have sent two letters to the Jewish leader of the temple in St Annes containing remarks said to be offensive.

The 79-year-old denied this when he appeared before Blackpool magistrates who agreed the case should go to trial.

He is charged with racially aggravated harassment at St Annes in November last year.

He is further charged with distributing written material which was abusive, threatening or offensive and likely to stir up racial hatred.

Booth was bailed.

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