Offensive Behaviour

(1) A person shall not otherwise than in private, do any act which—

(a) is reasonably likely, in all the circumstances, to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of persons;
(b) is done because of the gender, race, ethnicity, origin or religion of the other person or of some or all of the persons in the group; and
(c) which is done with the intention of inciting gender, racial or religious hatred.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), an act is taken not to be done in private if it—
(a) cause words, sounds, images or writing to be communicated to the public;
(b) is done is public place;
(c) is done in the sight and hearing of persons who are in a public place.

(3) This section does not apply to acts committed in a place of public worship.

(4) In this section— “public place” includes any place to which the public have access as of right or by invitation, whether express or implied and whether or not a charge is made for admission to the place.