Jail for man who made racist threats in Scarborough
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A man has been sent to jail for racially abusing and threatening a takeaway worker in Scarborough earlier this week.
On 14 November 2021, Neil Gordon entered a takeaway in the town, and shouted racist abuse at a member of staff. About half an hour later, he returned with a metal bar and made violent threats.
The following day, Gordon, 50, of Regent Street, Scarborough, was located and arrested by North Yorkshire Police officers.
He was charged with racially aggravated public order offences, as well as possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, and possessing a class C drug.
Gordon appeared at Scarborough Magistrates Court on 16 November, where he pleaded guilty. He was jailed for a total of 16 weeks, and ordered to pay £100 in compensation.
Sergeant Heather Standing, of North Yorkshire Police, said: "Gordon's behaviour was totally unacceptable. I hope Scarborough residents are reassured by the quick resolution of this case, and the resulting prison sentence."