‘I’m not a racist’ says man as he admits hurling racist abuse

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A MAN on his brother’s stag party at Butlins, admitted two charges of racially aggravated, threatening and abusive behaviour, when he appeared at Skegness Magistrates Court.

Liam Jarvis, 24, of Whittlesey, Peterborough, was with family and friends in a bar at Butlins in Ingoldmells, when he was approached by an American security officer at the centre who had been told of a complaint by a woman about Jarvis’ behaviour in the bar.

When he asked Jarvis to go outside to discuss this, Jarvis spewed a torrent of foul-mouthed abuse at the man, and had to be forcibly restrained and taken outside where his wristband allowing entry to Butlins was removed.

He was put off the site but immediately came straight back in a menacing manner and unleashed yet another load of vile insults.

When police arrived, Jarvis shouted and swore and said to them: “He’s not even from this country so his words mean nothing.”

Jarvis was taken by police to Skegness Hospital for treatment for a cut on his head and there he swore at nurses and went on to racially abuse a doctor who was trying to help him.

When interviewed by police later he said he had been drunk and couldn’t remember what he had said, but denied he was an out-and-out racist.

Jarvis, who was not represented, told the magistrates he had been angry about his treatment and words got very heated.

The magistrates fined him £210 on each of the two charges and ordered him to pay £50 compensation in each case.

He was also ordered to pay £385 in prosecution costs and a £15 victim surcharge.