A woman from Heywood who was accused of racially abusing a taxi driver has had her case dismissed by Manchester magistrates.
On Sunday 17th March, police were called to Queensway to claims a taxi driver's passengers referred to the attacks in Christchurch while threatening and abusing him.
34-year old Natalie Rudman had been charged with racially or religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress.
The case against her was dismissed by Manchester Magistrates.
33 year-old Sean Allen from Collyhurst, has been ordered to pay £100 compensation to his victim plus £320 in court costs, and to serve a community order with a six-week curfew.
He must also pay an £85 victim surcharge.
The incident took place in Rochdale days after 50 people were killed in two mosque attacks in New Zealand.
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