Human rights group Liberty has challenged a local council over its moves to criminalise the use of “foul and abusive language” on public streets.

Salford City Council introduced a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in August making it against the law to swear in an area of Salford Quays – location of the BBC’s Media City, the Lowry theatre and the Imperial War Museum North.

Liberty has objected to the order on the grounds that its excessively vague wording could have a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

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