Man who racially abused and threatened south Essex takeaway staff is jailed

Man who racially abused and threatened south Essex takeaway staff is jailed <i>(Image: Google Street View / Pexels)</i>
Man who racially abused and threatened south Essex takeaway staff is jailed (Image: Google Street View / Pexels)

A man has been jailed for more than six months after admitting to racially abusing a member of staff at a takeaway in south Essex and causing damage to a police vehicle.

Police were called to Woodland Avenue in Hutton shortly before 8.30pm on Friday May 27, following reports of a disturbance at a takeaway.

Upon arrival officers witnessed a man being racially abusive towards staff by shouting and threatening them.

Following the man’s arrest, he was further arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after he intentionally spat for a second time on the floor of a police van.

Colin McIvor, 46, of Station Road, Upminster was charged with causing racially or religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress and criminal damage.

He appeared at Colchester Magistrate’s Court on Monday (December 5) and admitted offences.

He was sentenced to 46 weeks in prison and ordered to pay £71.15 in compensation costs.