Pc in dock on racism charge

The trial of a police officer charged with racially abusing a man during last summer's London riots has started at Southwark Crown Court.

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Pc on trial accused of racial abuse

A Met police officer has gone on trial, accused of racially abusing a suspect during last year's riots.

A court has heard how the officer allegedly racially abused a suspect who had been arrested.

Pc Alex MacFarlane is accused of using racist language in an exchange with Mauro Demetrio on August 2011.

Mr Demetrio told Southwark Crown Court he felt "violated".

Phil Bayles reports.

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