Saturday, 8 September 2012

Drunken man from Scunthorpe made racist threats to Asian family, court told

The actions of a drunken man brought fear to an Asian family who have vowed not to return to Scunthorpe.
Robert Callaghan, 45, of Cottage Beck Road, Scunthorpe, approached a vehicle being driven by a man known only as Mr Khan at Britannia Corner in Scunthorpe at 4pm on July 21.

    Scunthorpe court
He said to Mr Khan: "This is my country. Get out of my country."
Rebecca Dolby, prosecuting, told North Lincolnshire Magistrates that Mr Khan's wife and two children were in the car at the time. She said he carried on repeating the threats, using racist language and putting his hands on the roof of Mr Khan's car.
Callaghan also tried to get his hands inside the car.
The complainant then saw Mr Callaghan 45 minutes later and called the police.
In a victim impact statement, Mr Khan said he had been visiting family in Scunthorpe, but the events of that day had brought fear to him and his family and he would not be returning to Scunthorpe in the near future.
Callaghan admitted racially aggravated assault and harassment and assaulting a police constable.
Andy Pascoe, mitigating, said Callaghan had very little recollection of the incident.
"He has a Jekyll and Hyde style character," he said.
"When he is in drink, he becomes a different person."
Callaghan was given a six month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.
He was given an 18-month supervision order, an alcohol treatment order for 12 months, an electronically monitored tag between the hours of 12pm and 4pm and 8pm and midnight.
He was also given a one month concurrent jail sentence that would be suspended for breaching a previous order.
He was made to pay £85 costs and £100 compensatio


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