Man in court after shouting racist abuse

A MAN who shouted racist abuse at white police officers has been granted a six month conditional discharge.Colin Chowdhury of Pearson Road, Ipswich, tarnished a squeaky clean reputation after a drunken night out in Ipswich.

A MAN who shouted racist abuse at white police officers has been granted a six month conditional discharge.

Colin Chowdhury of Pearson Road, Ipswich, tarnished a squeaky clean reputation after a drunken night out in Ipswich.

The 21-year-old appeared before the town's magistrates where he admitted racially aggravated disorderly behaviour on March 5.

Police were called to outside Liquid nightclub in Cardinal Park at 3.10 am where they saw a gang of people shouting, said prosecutor Godfried Duah.

Mr Duah told the court Chowdhury and another person detached themselves from the group, but Chowdhury began shouting and swearing.

He continued spouting racist abuse at the officers, despite warnings.

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Mr Duah said: "He became quite agitated when officers told him to stop what he was doing and go home."

Student Chowdhury, who has no previous convictions, represented himself in court.

He read a note to the magistrates, saying: "On Thursday night I had a considerable amount of alcohol which led to my being verbally aggressive towards the police officers."

He told magistrates: "In no way I would call myself a racist.

"I am ashamed of my behaviour on the night in question. I would like to apologise sincerely to the officers.

"This is not my usual behaviour."

He was also ordered to pay £35 costs.

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