Drunk’s racist rants at supermarket

A MAN with a history of drink-related crimes racially abused a supermarket security guard and police officer.

Kirklees Magistrates’ Court heard that Waqas Hussain, 30, went to the Asda supermarket in Dewsbury on September 22 at around 11pm.

Having already been banned from the store, a member of security asked him to leave.

But Hussain, who was under the influence of alcohol, hurled racist abuse at the black security guard before then abusing a white police officer who had asked him to stop acting in an aggressive manner.

He pleaded guilty to two charges of racially-aggravated threatening behaviour, assault and breaching a restraining order.

Since the incident at Asda, Hussain has been involved in a number of other offences.

On October 30, he attacked a neighbour as he headed to his car parked on Savile Road in Dewsbury to go to prayers.

The court was told that Hussain, who was drunk, took his top off before pushing the victim against his car and punching the windscreen.

Then he broke his restraining order by turning up at the home of his ex-wife with a bunch of flowers, saying he wanted to see his son.

Paul Blanchard, mitigating, told the court that Hussain no longer drinks during the week but spends his wages on a weekend on alcohol.

He said: “In normal circumstances he’s very pleasant but in drink he’s a very different individual.

“He’s been the victim of racial abuse so cannot understand why he said those words.”

Hussain was given a 12-month community order with 280 hours of unpaid work.

He must also pay £50 to the assault victim.

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