A racist thug kicked a police officer and told him: “All of you Poles should have been wiped out by the Nazis.”

Kevin Harwood, of Highcroft Crescent in Almondbury, was found guilty after a trial of racially-aggravated assault.

He was convicted in his absence following the hearing earlier this month and Kirklees magistrates issued a warrant for his arrest.

Alex Bozman, prosecuting, said that on May 31 police were called to the 47-year-old’s home in response to reports of a domestic incident there.

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Harwood came out to speak with them, told them that he’d assaulted his partner and threatened to “smash her in.”

The officers decided to arrest Harwood to prevent a breach of the peace.

They searched him, found some heroin in his back pocket, and placed him in the back of a police car.

Mr Bozman said: “He made remarks to one of the officers with him that: ‘All of you Poles should have been wiped out by the Nazis’.

“The abuse continued, Harwood calling him ‘a p***k’ and ‘scum’ and when the officer opened the door to let him out he kicked him in the chest.

“He tried to do so again and carried on shouting racist abuse towards the officer.”

Harwood’s vile behaviour continued while he was in the holding cell at Huddersfield Police Station.

There he questioned the same officer: “Do you think I could break your leg if I kicked you now?” before being restrained by another Pc as he tried to kick him again.

Harwood pleaded guilty to possession of the Class A drug but denied making racist comments towards the officer.

But the more serious matter was found proven following a trial and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

This was executed and Harwood appeared at the Huddersfield court today (Dec 18) in custody.

Ian Whiteley, mitigating, explained that his client missed the hearing because he got his dates mixed up.

He added: “He has to accept the finding of the court now.”

Magistrates adjourned his sentencing until Wednesday to allow time for staff to prepare a full pre-sentence report on him.