New Zealand shootings: two charged over 'abuse' of Rochdale taxi driver

Fifty people are now known to have been killed in the two mass shootings. Credit: PA

Police say they have charged two people over alleged threats made to a Rochdale taxi driver that referenced the New Zealand terrorist attacks.

Shortly before 12.20am on Sunday 17 March 2019, police were called to Queensway, Rochdale, following a report that passengers had referenced the New Zealand terrorist attacks while abusing and threatening a taxi driver.


34 year old Natalie Rudman from Heywood area and 33 year old Sean Allen from Collyhurst have been charged with a section 4 racially aggravated public order offence.

They have been bailed to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court on April 9 2019.