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UPDATE: Man who ‘burnt Pride Flag over Pride Weekend’ pleads Not Guilty

A man who was arrested and charged with hate crime related arson after a Pride flag was set on fire in Brighton, on Sunday, August 2 pleaded Not Guilty to a charge of arson at Brighton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, August 4 and will now be remanded in custody to appear at Lewes Crown Court on Tuesday, September 1.Moulay Abdelhakim Ismaili, 36, of Beaconsfield Road, Brighton, was detained on suspicion of committing a homophobic hate-related crime after a Pride flag was taken from a garden in Beaconsfield Road and burned at about 9.55pm.If you have been a victim of or have witnessed a hate crime, Sussex Police urge you to either report online, call 101, or 999 if it is an emergency.This year’s Brighton & Hove Pride was scheduled for last..

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