A DRUNK man locked up by police then abused a doctor who was trying to help him.
Brian Daley, from Hendon in Sunderland, subjected the man to racist abuse as he tried to check him over, Sunderland Magistrates’ Court heard.
Magistrates were told that 25-year-old Daley had been arrested on other matters and was in a cell at Gill Bridge Police Station.
Prosecutor John McGlone told Sunderland Magistrates’ Court that Daley began screaming at the doctor, who was Indian.
He told a police officer: “Yes, I am a racist”, before he was arrested again. Daley, of Canon Cockin Street, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment in April. The case was adjourned so a pre-sentence report could be written.
Chris Wilson, defending, said Daley had admitted what he had done as soon as he saw the CCTV footage from the station. He added: “Certainly, he does not deem himself to be a racist and he has little or no knowledge of the commissioning of this offence.”
Daley was ordered to do 300 hours of unpaid work and pay £180 compensation to the doctor.