Yob locked up for racist slur

A YOUNG thug has been jailed for telling a shop keeper: "go back to your curry house."The racist slur came on top of a whole litany of offences clocked up by the 15-year-old lout, magistrates heard.

A YOUNG thug has been jailed for telling a shop keeper: "go back to your curry house."

The racist slur came on top of a whole litany of offences clocked up by the 15-year-old lout, magistrates heard.

Despite his tender years, the yob has become a regular visitor to magistrates court – clocking up 25 offences over the last two years.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was already the subject to an intensive surveillance supervision programme (ISSP), imposed on May 22 for driving while disqualified.


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Appearing at South East Suffolk Magistrates Court, the youngster admitted breaching the order and racially aggravated threatening behaviour.

David Taylor, prosecuting, said the youngster's racist comment was directed at the owner of the newsagents on Lavender Hill in Ipswich on September 3.

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It followed an incident outside the shop the day before, which the teenager was not involved with.

The next day he went up to the owner and verbally abused him in a racist way before adding: "I'll put a brick through your window.

"Go back to your curry house."

The court heard the youngster complied with his ISSP for the first three months, then missed appointments despite numerous warnings.

Graham Skippen, mitigating, said his initial effort was described as "excellent."

In sentencing, bench chairwoman Diane Hunt told him: "You have been given 13 opportunities to comply with the ISSP.

"We are sentencing you to a four month detention and training order because you wilfully and persistently broke the requirements of the ISSP."

She told him "You are a persistent young offender with 25 offences since June 2001."

She added: "Racially aggravated harassment is something we regard as extremely serious" but no separate penalty was made.

He will spend half the four month sentence in custody.

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