Quarmby man Kyle Acton in court after hurling racist abuse at a police officer

Acton, of Quarmby, believed that the same officer had assaulted him during a previous incident

Kirklees Magistrates Court in Huddersfield.

A Quarmby man hurled racist abuse at a police officer after his ribs were broken during a previous run-in with the same PC, a court heard.

Kyle Acton admitted charges of racially-aggravated threatening behaviour and possession of a class B drug.

Kirklees magistrates were told that the incident happened at just after 4am on May 11.

Police were at Chesil Bank dealing with another matter when Acton, 25, got out of a taxi.

Alex Bozman, prosecuting, said: “He asked the officers what they were f*****g doing there.

“When challenged about his language he swore at them again.”

Mr Bozman told magistrates that police felt that Acton may have been involved in the incident, although no charges were subsequently brought.

He said: “Mr Acton carried on being abusive , he shouted: ‘Your P**i mate broke my ribs’.

“As a result he was arrested for a racially-aggravated offence.”

In interview Acton estimated that he was a nine on a scale of one to ten of drunkenness.

Following his arrest he was found with a small amount of cannabis on him.

Magistrates heard that in May Acton was fined after assaulting two police officers.

During this incident he claimed that one of the officers broke one of his ribs as he was being transported to the police station.

Jonathan Slawinski, mitigating, said that a complaint has subsequently been made to police.

He told magistrates that the two officers involved in the previous case happened to attending at the incident when Acton arrived back home after drinks with friends.

Mr Slawinski said: “Fuelled by alcohol he a) immediately clocked the officers and b) told them to f off.

“This was not the best thing he could have done given the history between them.”

Magistrates fined Acton £70 and ordered him to pay £50 costs as well as £20 victim surcharge.

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