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To achieve what? Are you asking if you have to go?
Yes, racial aggravation of offences is a stupid ridiculous piece of legislation that should be repealed. Proper racial aggravation can be part of the aggravating features of the sentence but the usual dross that is reported should be no worse than any other offence.
The trouble though is that your comments do amount to racial aggravation. Whether it gets over the hurdle of a public order offence to aggravate is another matter. I imagine that they are saying you were using a raised voice of some kind which is all that is needed for S5
On the face of it, this should be a no comment interview unless they offer a caution.
Can I clarify anything for you?
You should only really be accepting cautions if there is fairly overwhelming evidence.
If she accepts that you didn't raise your voice or otherwise behave in a threatening way then I don't see how there is a public order offence.
Making racist comments alone is not enough to amount to a criminal offence unless you do it electronically.
Yes, but not at a police station.
I don't do much Magistrates Court work either now.
Where are you roughly in the UK?