Lowestoft man fined for shouting abuse

A MAN shouted racist abuse in a Lowestoft takeaway after turning up drunk, a court has heard.Phillip Boardley visited the Mediterranean Kebab House in High Street, Lowestoft, and was recorded on CCTV security cameras making racist comments and swearing.

A MAN shouted racist abuse in a Lowestoft takeaway after turning up drunk, a court has heard.

Phillip Boardley visited the Mediterranean Kebab House in High Street, Lowestoft, and was recorded on CCTV security cameras making racist comments and swearing.

Boardley, 53, of Dell Road East, Lowestoft, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment when he appeared before town magistrates on Tuesday.

He was fined �150, ordered to pay total costs of �45 and told to pay �60 compensation to the member of the kebab shop's staff, who reported the incident to police.


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Colette Griffiths, prosecuting, said Boardley visited the takeaway at 5.50pm on June 11. He was drunk and fell over after shouting the abuse.

Chairman of the bench Jill Williams, told Boardley he could have been sent to prison for the offence, adding: 'It is a very serious offence to make racist comments.'

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Boardley represented himself in court and apologised for his actions. He admitted he was drunk at the time and was suffering from stress and mental illness.

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