Preston man sentenced over racial remark

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool Magistrates' Court

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A would-be gambler made a race-hate remark to a security officer at a casino when he was asked to leave.

Mohammed Sadiq, 42, of Janice Drive, Fulwood, Preston, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated, threatening behaviour at Blackpool’s Coral Island Casino.

He was sentenced to a two-month curfew from 9pm to 7am and ordered to pay £85 costs plus £60 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.

Prosecutor, Andrea Fawcett, said on October 30, Sadiq racially abused a casino security officer who ejected him.

He had a previous conviction for racially aggravated behaviour.

Steven Scott, defending, told magistrates: “He excluded himself from the casino a couple of years ago. He asked to be barred as he had a problem with gambling.”