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Man given suspended sentence for racially abusive threats

Man given suspended sentence for racially abusive threats

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Monday August 22 2016

The Torquay Herald Express reports on the suspended sentence handed to a man who committed a string of offences including racially aggravated abuse of a former partner.

Andrew Darby, 47, was accused of causing £2,500 pounds worth of damage to TV screens in a William Hill shop and sending 110 racially abusive and threatening texts to his former partner Nahida Fakih between June 20 and July 30.

Darby pleaded guilty to five charges and was sentenced at Torquay Magistrates’ Court on Friday 19 August.

Two of the charges were for criminal damage and the others were for harassment, assaulting a police officer and racially aggravated harassment with fear of violence.

Darby was handed a 14 week prison sentence suspended for two years. He was also ordered to pay £100 in compensation and given a Rehabilitation Activity Requirement.


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