abusive or insulting words or behaviour,

The offence is created by section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986:

“(1) A person is guilty of an offence if he:

(a) uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or
(b) displays any writingsign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting,
within the hearing or sight of a person likely to be caused harassmentalarm or distress thereby.”
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