Police abuse leads to custody

AN Albanian national who was racially abusive to English police after his arrest at an Ipswich nightclub is facing jail.

AN Albanian national who was racially abusive to English police after his arrest at an Ipswich nightclub is facing jail.

Edmond Disher punched a female bouncer at Pals nightclub when she was assisting a collapsed woman South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court heard.

The 21-year-old then began a torrent of racial abuse which continued until Disher was inside the police station shocking other prisoners.

Naomi Turner, prosecuting, said: “At the police station other detained people seemed shocked by his behaviour. Police officers said they have never heard such foul language over such a prolonged time from one person in all their careers.”

Mrs Turner said Disher, of Playford Road, Rushmere also kicked an officer in the shin making it difficult for him to walk.

Disher, a Woodbridge road car washer, told police he had drunk about nine beers and three vodkas but denied his behaviour at the time.

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At the Magistrates' court Disher pleaded guilty to racially aggravated assault, assaulting police and assaulting door staff on January 25.

Mark Holt, migitaging, said his client “had very little recollection of what occurred”. He said Disher had come to England as a refugee from Kosovo six years ago.

The court heard that last May Disher was placed on a 12 months suspended sentence for dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident and failing to provide a specimen of breath.

He admitted that the recent offences breached that sentence. Mr Holt said that although a custodial sentence was likely he urged magistrates' to release him on bail.

However, Disher was remanded in custody until he can be sentenced at Ipswich Crown Court. A date is yet to be fixed.

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