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Drug user shouted racist abuse at police
10:40am Friday 16th August 2013 in News
A MAN who launched a volley of racist abuse at police after he was caught snorting drugs in a nightclub toilet has walked free from court.
Anthony Hogg, who was already on a suspended sentence for drunken violence, was told “this is almost certainly your last chance” by a judge at Swindon Crown Court.
Colin Meeke, prosecuting, said the 26-year-old water company worker was detained by door staff at The Spot in Old Town after reports of him taking cocaine in the toilets.
By the time they got him to the front door of the establishment at 1.30am on the morning of June 2 the police were there waiting to speak to him.
Mr Meeke said: “He quickly became abusive towards the two police officers, therefore was handcuffed and restrained.
“He threatened to murder them and eat their eyeballs.”
Because a police van had to be called, they were left waiting outside while a large number of other clubbers walked past in the busy night time area.
Hogg shouted using racist terms, saying they would not be doing what they were doing if he was from another race.
Hogg, of Bowleymead, Eldene, admitted possessing cocaine, a racially aggravated public order offence and breaching a suspended prison sentence.
Mr Meeke said the 32-week jail term suspended for 18 months had been imposed in Cardiff last November after he admitted affray.
Tony Bignall, defending, said his client was embarrassed and apologetic when he was questioned by the police.
Hogg was fined £200 and put on a 12-month community order with a further 80 hours of unpaid work.
The suspended sentence was also extended by another six months and he must pay £300 costs and £60 victim surcharge.