Whitwell: Man jailed after racist abuse at takeaway

A Whitwell man who threatened and racially abused a takeaway owner has been sentenced to eight weeks in jail.

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014, 3:00 pm
In Court

Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court heard how Bryn Gillie, 21, of Station Road, became abusive to the owner at The Charcoal Grill, in Clowne.

CCTV footage also captured Gillie behaving in an aggressive manner, spitting and making swings at the complainant

Prosecuting solicitor, Becky Allsop, said: “Gillie appeared drunk and aggressive.” “He made comments about the owner being Turkish and not being right with English people and he tried to get others to agree with him.”

“The takeaway owner tried to calm him down but the defendant kept making racist comments.”

According to Mrs Allsop, Gillie spat at the man and in the salad tray.

He also took a couple of swings at the owner but missed.

Mrs Allsop told how the defendant also swore at the complainant who recorded some of the incident on his mobile phone.

She added: “Gillie took his shirt off saying he wanted to fight the complainant before smashing the takeaway counter and running out of the shop. “

“He was arrested in an alleyway nearby.”

Gillie pleaded guilty to causing racially aggravated damage and using racially aggravated behaviour after the incident on Saturday 12th July.

Defence solicitor Felicity Clarke said Gillie had been to a carnival and had too much to drink.

He claimed he knew nothing about the incident.

She said: “He knew nothing about the offence until he watched the footage.”

“He felt very disgusted and in the officers’ opinions he was shocked and the defendant described his actions as disgraceful.”

The takeaway owner feared the incident may have cost him business, based on Mill Street, Derbyshire.

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