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A 39-year-old man has been convicted of racially abusing a PCSO and in possession of a Class B drug.
Lukasz Jedrzejczak, from Rotherham, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 26 February 2019 to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence and possession of a Class B drug.
He was sentenced to an eight-week community order, with electronic tagging and a curfew, and ordered to pay a victim surcharge.
On Wednesday 16 January 2019, Jedrzejczak was racially abusive towards a PCSO, who was conducting routine patrols in Rotherham town centre. The PCSO noticed Jedrzejczak was incredibly drunk and behaving in an aggressive manner. After he was arrested, he was searched and found to be in possession of white powder.
PC Chris Nicholson, Hate Crime Coordinator for Rotherham, said: “Jedrzejczak’s behaviour was completely inappropriate and we will not tolerate racial abuse being directed towards anyone in Rotherham.
“We take reports of hate crime very seriously and wherever possible, will seek to prosecute individuals where there is evidence to do so.
This news sends a clear message that hate crime is being taken seriously with perpetrators being arrested and sentenced.
In Warwickshire, victims or witnesses of hate related crime should call 101, but always call 999 in an emergency. The Warwickshire community can also contact the Equality and Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP) on 01788 863117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reports of hate crime can also be submitted via the www.reporthatenow.com website which is a designated website for reporting and addressing information regarding hate crime in Warwickshire.