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Man, 20, admits racially abusing bouncer near Downham pub

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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 a door supervisor had pulled him up for urinating in an alleyway near The Whalebone in Downham.

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

King's Lynn Magistrates Court news. (53198737)
King's Lynn Magistrates Court news. (53198737)

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

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

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

Miss Crayford said the doorman had been “upset and angered by that”, adding: “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.

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 judgement.

“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 plus £145 costs.

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