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Emneth man must complete 100 hours of unpaid work for racial abuse of pub bouncer

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A West Norfolk man who’d drunk about eight pints of beer racially abused a pub bouncer.

Tommy Wiles, 20, got into the row after door supervisor Leonard Molope had pulled him up for urinating in an alleyway near The Whalebone in Downham Market

Wiles replied: “You’ve got a badge, You’re **** all.”

King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (53357676)
King's Lynn Magistrates' Court (53357676)

The exchange resumed and took a turn for the worse when Wiles returned 40 minutes later while on a video call on his phone, King's Lynn Magistrates’ Court was told on Thursday.

Prosecutor Anna Crayford said the other person on the call was “repeatedly pointing out that Mr Molope was a black male.”

Wiles then launched into a stream of racial slurs and noises before leaving.

“Mr Molope was upset and angered by that,” added Miss Crayford. “It was a prolonged verbal attack.

“The defendant is then identified through Facebook.

“He gave a no comment interview.”

Wiles, of Hollycroft Road, Emneth, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated intentional harassment between June 25 and 26.

Solicitor Ruth Johnson, mitigating, said her client had drunk an unusually high amount of alcohol and could not recall what happened.

“He’s embarrassed, upset and remorseful to hear about his behaviour,” she added. “He’s made it clear to me that he does not consider himself a person who holds racist views.

“He was incredibly drunk and made a huge error of judgment.

“His words and behaviour were wholly unacceptable and he recognises that he needs to learn from this experience.”

Wiles was sentenced to 100 hours of unpaid work and ten rehabilitation activity requirement days.

He was ordered to pay £100 compensation to Mr Molope and £145 costs.

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