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Darwen man jailed for race abuse
11:47am Monday 30th September 2013 in News
A 24-YEAR-OLD man who shouted racist abuse at a police officer and a group of young women has been jailed for eight weeks.
Blackburn magistrates heard the officer was talking to a group of females on Darwen Street when Saliou Henry Diaw approached and launched his tirade for no apparent reason.
Diaw, 24, of Cavendish Street, Darwen, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated threatening behaviour.
Jailing him, the chairman of the magistrates said it would give Diaw time to reflect on his behaviour.
Jonathan Taylor said his client accepted he had behaved appallingly: “Members of the public and police officers doing their duty should not be subjected to any abuse,” he added.
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