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Two women have gone on trial after denying committing religiously aggravated harassment by tearing up a copy of the Koran during a Birmingham City match at St Andrew's.

Middlesbrough FC fans Julie Phillips, 50, and Gemma Parkin, 18, both say they ripped pages from a book but denied knowing it was the Koran last December.

The pair were at St Andrew's where Blues drew 2 - 2 with Boro.


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