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Man spat at police in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 08:56 14 May 2009 | UPDATED: 09:31 06 July 2010

A LOWESTOFT man spat at a police officer and shouted racist abuse at a man in the street while drunk, a court has heard.

Tristan Attreed, of Raglan Street in Lowestoft, admitted charges of common assault, criminal damage, assaulting a police officer and racially aggravated harassment in an incident at the Charcoal Grill takeaway in Station Square in the town.

A LOWESTOFT man spat at a police officer and shouted racist abuse at a man in the street while drunk, a court has heard.

Tristan Attreed, of Raglan Street in Lowestoft, admitted charges of common assault, criminal damage, assaulting a police officer and racially aggravated harassment in an incident at the Charcoal Grill takeaway in Station Square in the town.

At a previous hearing, Lowestoft magistrates heard that Attreed, 27, went into the Charcoal Grill on February 16. He started banging on the counter and became abusive to the man serving. He also reached across the counter and while doing so, hit another customer on the chin.

When he was later arrested, he spat at a police officer and also shouted racist abuse at a man in the street.

James Hartley, for Attreed, said he was so drunk on the night in question that he could not remember the incident but did not deny any of the accusations.

He was given two concurrent eight-week prison sentences, suspended for 18 months, for the common assault and the assault on a police officer. He was also given an 18-month community order with supervision and 150 hours of unpaid work. He was ordered to pay £400 compensation to the Charcoal Grill, £50 to the police officer and prosecution costs of £60.

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