Sutton man jailed for ‘poisonous tirade’ of racial abuse

09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court
09-0565-2''Mansfield Magistrates Court

A Sutton man who launched a ‘poisonous tirade’ of racial abuse at a police officer who tried to help him has been handed a 20-week jail term.

Lee Roland Allsop, of Brierley Road, admitted the charge but also said he was not racist.

The 42-year-old appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court was also convicted of two domestic assaults on his partner and criminal damage, on all of which he entered a guilty plea.

The court was told that Allsop had been spotted by two officers on Ridge Close, Sutton, on the night of 27th April.

He had been drinking and had an injury to his eye, so the officers tried to help him.

But he then began racially abusing one officer and telling him to ‘get out of my country’.

They arrested him and tried to headbutt the officers.

He gave ‘no comment’ answers during interview, but admitted he had drunk up to 12 cans of lager. He also insisted he was not racist.

The court was told that he had also assaulted his partner twice on different occasions, pushing her out of the way in one incident, and slapping her during another altercation.

He also smashed the window of her car and pulled off the wing mirror.

Defending, Simon King said Allsop’s life began to fall apart after he lost his job and that drink had been a factor in all of the offences. He also said his client was ‘appalled, ashamed and embarrassed’.

Referring to the racially aggravated incident, District Judge Diane Baker said: “You subjected a kind police officer to the most appalling prolonged tirade of abusive, poisonous words.

“You say you are not racist, but those words came from somewhere.”

He received 8 weeks’ jail for the racial abuse and 12 weeks for the two assaults.