Sunderland man who racially insulted police officer is jailed after flouting suspended sentence

A man who racially insulted a police officer has been jailed after quickly flouting the terms of his resulting suspended sentence.

Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 6:00 am

Anthony Christopher Scott is beginning 12 weeks in prison after he admitted breaching a curfew by being absent from a designated address on occasions between June 14-26.

Scott, 32, of Ewe Hill Terrace, Fence Houses, had only received a suspended sentence on June 12 after he was convicted of committing three offences over a five-month period.

One of them was for using threatening words or behaviour towards a police officer in Sunderland on December 7 last year.

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Anthony Christopher Scott has been jailed after flouting previous suspended sentences.

Court documents released by South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court indicate that this offence was “racially aggravated”.

Scott was also originally convicted of failing to provide a specimen of breath on December 7 and for harassing a woman by phone, texts and social media in Chester-le-Street between May 25-27 this year.

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