Man in court after Clitheroe pub race-hate incident

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An Asian family who went into a Clitheroe pub and asked if they could have a coffee in the garden were racially abused by a customer.

Blackburn magistrates heard David Bradley rudely sugested the family should go back to their own country.

The family left the Rose and Crown, but when the male member of the group returned and asked Bradley for an apology he refused and again abused the other man.

Bradley (50), of Pemberton Street, Blackburn, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated threatening behaviour.

He was sentenced to 28 days in prison suspended for 12 months with a 30-day rehabilitation requirement and ordered to pay £125 compensation, £80 victim surcharge and £180 criminal court charge.

The court heard hotel manager Michelle Harbold ordered Bradley out of the pub when he said she should not let “people like that” into the pub.

When he went outside two customers followed Bradley to make sure there was no further trouble with the Asian family.