Jail sentence for Easington man after racially-aggravated attack on Tesco employee

An East Durham man has been jailed after admitting responsibility for a racially-aggravated attack.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 5:07 pm

Raymond Nevin, formerly of Brick Garth, Easington, now of no fixed abode, was sentenced to four weeks behind bars when he appeared before magistrates last week.

Forty-three-year-old Nevin was jailed by Newcastle Magistrates Court when he appeared on Thursday, June 24.

He pleaded guilty to racially-aggravated assault by beating at Gateshead on January 20 last year.

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Raymond Nevin
Raymond Nevin

Nevin had attempted to steal alcohol from a 24hr Tesco store in the town but was challenged by a member staff.

When confronted by the night manager, Nevin had spat at him then tried to bite him before the pair ended up on the floor.

He then started shouting racist abuse at the victim.

Magistrates said they were satisfied the offence passed the threshold for a jail sentence due to its ‘racial element and circumstances’.

Nevin was also ordered to pay £100 compensation.

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