Man on curfew after abusing doorman

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A MAN let fly with racist abuse after he was refused re-entry to a town centre bar.

Darren Gordon had been drinking in Ma Kelly’s but when he went outside for a cigarette, a doorman said he could not go back inside because he was drunk.

Gordon, 38, of Warbreck Road, Blackpool, admitted threatening behaviour which was racially aggravated.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said that Gordon became abusive to the doorman telling him he should go back to his own country.

The court heard it was Gordon who used his mobile phone to call the police and then started to abuse the call taker in the police communications room in the same way. He was arrested and in interview said he accepted he had made the comments but said he would not have carried out any threats of violence which he had also made.

Peter Manning, defending, said that his client realised his behaviour had been unacceptable.

“He had been drinking heavily because of the breakdown of a relationship which means he no longer sees his children.

“He is not a racist and does not belong to any organisation which holds views of that type.”

Blackpool magistrates placed Gordon on a four-week curfew and ordered him to pay £50 compensation to the doorman who he abused.

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