Thug tells court: ‘I only do stupid things when I come to Blackpool’

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A defendant told magistrates that he only did stupid things when he visited Blackpool.

Daniel Millington smashed a takeaway window valued at almost £600 and made race-hate remarks to three restaurant workers of Asian origin when he was in the resort. Millington, a 30-year-old ground-worker, of Wyndham Avenue, Swinton, Manchester, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated threatening behaviour and causing damage.

He was sentenced to an eight weeks curfew between 8pm and 5am, fined £150 and ordered to pay £580 compensation.

Prosecutor, Martine Connah, said a worker at Tony’s Grill, Central Drive, saw Millington punch a £580 window at the restaurant, on August 12 at 6.50pm, causing a large webbed

crack.

Three restaurant workers ran out and Millington shouted racial abuse at them.

Millington told magistrates that he had come to the resort to try and comfort his brother whose relationship had broken up.

He said: “I only do stupid things when I come to Blackpool.

“I was a bit drunk and I stupidly broke the window. “They gripped me and I was assaulted.”