A man has been charged with racially harassing people in Malmesbury as well as stealing from a school in the town.

Benjamin Chandler, of Cuffs Lane, Tisbury, Wiltshire, is accused of using racially aggravated threatening, abusive or insulting words with the intent of causing the two victims harassment, alarm or distress.

The alleged incident occurred on March 11 last year. 

On the same day, Chandler is accused of stealing a TV and desktop computer from Malmesbury School, as well as two pedal bikes in a separate theft.

Chandler, 32, indicated guilty pleas to all offences when he appeared at South East Wiltshire Magistrates' Court on Thursday, May 12. He has been remanded on unconditional bail until June 13.

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

He has also been charged with failing to comply with the requirements of a community order.

Chandler is accused of failing without reasonable excuse to comply with the requirements of a community order made by Swindon Crown Court on June 14, 2021.

Namely, he failed to report as directed to Unpaid Work on three occasions in April this year and did not provide evidence of a reasonable excuse for the absences within the specified time period.

This charge will be dealt with at the same time as the others. 

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