A man who hurled racist abuse at a housing project worker and a police officer has been fined.

Vijard Hussain, of Hutton Drive in Heckmondwike, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates’ Court.

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to two charges of racially-aggravated threatening behaviour.

The Huddersfield court heard that the incident happened on May 19 at Lavender Croft, Heckmondwike.

The address offers temporary living for young people aged 16 to 25 while they wait for permanent accommodation.

The first victim, a housing project worker, heard loud noises from the property belonging to Hussain’s girlfriend.

When she asked what was going on he swore at her and made some racist comments.

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Police were caused as the noises continued and Hussain was taken to the police van.

He continued to be abusive, referring this time to the Welsh nationality of one of the officers.

Jonathan Slawinski, mitigating, said that his client and his girlfriend had been having an argument when the first woman tried to intervene in their personal affairs.

He added that Hussain was ashamed of the comments he subsequently made.

District Judge Michael Fanning said: “We live in a multiracial society and this sort of abuse belongs in the past.”

He fined Hussain £120 for each offence.

He also has to pay £85 court costs and £30 victim surcharge.