Curfew for racial slur on officer

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A PRISONER who hurled racist abuse at an officer inside a police station has been given a home curfew.

Darren Foster told sgt Harinder Singh Bola “you are in the wrong place” and made remarks about Muslims, the twin towers and al Qaida.

As well as the racist slurs, Foster, who had to be handcuffed during the incident at Washington police station on August 12, was abusive to other officers.

The 38-year-old, of Langley Close, Oxclose, Washington pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence.

Alec Burns, defending, said Foster does not consider himself racist and mixes happily with many people who would be offended by the remarks he made.

Judge Colin Burn sentenced Foster to a community order with a three-month 9pm to 9am curfew and £150 costs and said: “You should be ashamed of what you said to the police officer, it was outrageous behaviour.”

Foster had been taken to the police station that night after police had been called to a dispute earlier on.