A MAN who was refused service at a Burnley bar because he was too drunk kicked a door on his way out, smashing the glass.

Blackburn magistrates heard when police arrived Bilal Ali Bashir became racially abusive.

The court was told in a separate incident Bashir had also used racist language and assaulted a police officer.

Bashir, 25, of Leeds Road, Nelson, pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer, using threatening behaviour and racially aggravated threatening behaviour on October 27, 2019, and criminal damage to a window and racially aggravated threatening behaviour on October 5, 2019.

He was made subject to a community order for two years with 25 days' rehabilitation activity requirement and an alcohol treatment requirement, ordered to pay £132 compensation, £170 costs and £90 victim surcharge.

Tracy Yates, prosecuting, said police were called to a disturbance at Kelly’s Bar in St James's Street, Burnley, where Bashir and another man had been refused service because they were drunk. Bashir was verbally abusive towards the officers calling them “British white b*******” repeatedly at the top of his voice.

On October 27 police were called to reports of an intoxicated man following a female in Nelson.

“As police approached him he was shouting and swearing in front of children who had come out of the swimming baths,” said Mrs Yates.

“He used racially abusive language towards the police officers and was arrested.”

At the police station the arresting officer was explaining what had happened to the custody sergeant when Bashir threw his head back in an attempt to head butt him.

His head caught the officer on the shoulder.

Mrs Yates said Bashir had a previous conviction for racially aggravated assault in January 2019.