A Moira man who called a taxi driver a “f****** Paki b******” has been sentenced to three months in prison suspended for 18 months.
Dealing with the 30-year-old’s case, the deputy district judge commented: “I find this sort of behaviour really reprehensible”.
Adam Kyle Foster, on Main Street, appeared for sentencing on disorderly behaviour and common assault at Craigavon Magistrates’ on Friday.
Prosecution outlined that on June 15, at 2am, police were flagged down by a taxi driver on Main Street, Moira.
He stated that this defendant had ran and punched to window of his vehicle before entering it.
The injured party told police that Foster had called him a “f****** Paki b******” and asked the taxi driver to fight him.
The defendant was subsequently arrested and made no comment to all question put to him during interview.
Defence barrister Joel Lindsay commented that he had seen footage which showed the taxi stopping and an “exchange between the two”.
Deputy District Judge Gerard Trainor stated: “I find this sort of behaviour really reprehensible”.
Foster was sentenced to three months in prison suspended for 18 months.