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28th May, 2022

Rugby man hurled racist abuse at police and threw beer over officer

A JAIL sentence has been handed to a Rugby man who hurled racist abuse at police and threw beer over an officer.

Following a Warwickshire Police investigation, Mark Senter, 48, of Railway Terrace, Rugby, was sentenced for a racially aggravated public order offence by Coventry Magistrates Court.

The court heard that Senter had been drinking beer in a designated no alcohol zone in Rugby town centre on April 27.

When challenged by a police officer, Senter sprayed the beer over her.

Following his subsequent arrest, Senter was taken to Nuneaton Justice Centre where he used racially abusive language.

Senter pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place and racially aggravated harassment.

He was sentenced to 12 weeks imprisonment and ordered to pay £100 in compensation as well as a £128 surcharge to fund victim services.

Warwickshire Police Deputy Ch Cons Debbie Tedds said: “We welcome the court’s sentencing that reflects the serious nature of this offence.

“Using racially abusive language towards anyone is abhorrent and totally unacceptable. Warwickshire police maintains a zero tolerance policy for all aspects of hate crime and offenders will be brought to justice.”

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