Teenager shamed by drunken racial abuse

PUBLISHED: 13:37 01 September 2006 | UPDATED: 19:47 01 June 2010

DRUNKEN teenager David Crisp screamed racial abuse at the owner of Walsoken Fish Bar after a night s drinking. When police arrived on the scene he was aggressive, struggled with officers and had to be brought into line by the use of a police baton. He is

DRUNKEN teenager David Crisp screamed racial abuse at the owner of Walsoken Fish Bar after a night's drinking.

When police arrived on the scene he was aggressive, struggled with officers and had to be brought into line by the use of a police baton.

"He is thoroughly ashamed of himself in the cold light of day and when sober," solicitor Anita Waterman told Fenland magistrates on Wednesday.

"He is not a racist, he has no problems with Asians, and his behaviour was totally out of character."

Eighteen-year-old Crisp, of Burrett

Gardens, Wisbech, admitted racially aggravated threatening behaviour, and resisting police officer Claire Forrester.

Prosecuting, Craig McDouglall said Crisp had been in the Bell pub with friends before the incident on July 22. As they walked home he shouted a tirade of abuse, and banged on shop doors.

Mr Singh, from the fish bar, asked Crisp to be quiet. He was met with racial abuse from Crisp, and threats of returning the following day to take action against his family.

"Crisp was an embarrassment to his friends, and they managed to pull him away," said Mr McDougall.

Crisp ran off when police arrived, but was found hiding in a bush. He was aggressive, and received a baton strike on his arm before he ran off again. In a later struggle with Pc Forrester, she scuffed her hand on a brick wall.

Sentencing was adjourned until September 20 for a report to be prepared.

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