A man has appeared in court following an incident in Station Road, Westcliff, on Sunday, August 12.

Brendan Cavanagh, 41, of Station Road, Westcliff, was charged with a racially aggravated public order offence and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour.

He denied the charges when he appeared at Southend Magistrates’ Court yesterday, Tuesday, August 14 and is due to stand trial at Southend Magistrates' Court on January 17.

The court granted him conditional bail until then.