a MAN accused of hurling racist abuse at someone will stand trial at crown court.
Anthony Tracey is said to have got into an argument with two men before swearing at them and making racist remarks.
The 25-year-old was at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court facing a charge of using racially aggravated threatening or abusive behaviour to another.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge and magistrates accepted jurisdiction of the case.
However, Tracey, of Ruskin Drive, Boldon Colliery, asked to have his trial at Newcastle Crown Court.
He will appear in Newcastle on November 26 when a trial date will be set and was granted unconditional bail until then.