Man’s race hate row

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A man out celebrating a relative’s birthday engaged in a race-hate war of words.

Craig Abbott, 31, of Caunce Street, Blackpool, admitted racially aggravated threatening behaviour. He was fined £110 with £85 costs plus £20 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Pam Smith, prosecuting, said a community police officer heard shouting on Caunce Street at 8.30pm on July 13.

Abbott was making race-hate remarks to an Asian man who was leaning out of a window.

Abbott was extremely aggressive and swore at the officer. At one point he ran off but was quickly caught.

When interviewed Abbott told police he was with a group of men when the Asian man leaned out of the window and racially abused them. Abbott said he shouted back out of bravado.

Abbott told magistrates: “I’m sorry for what I did.”

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