Englishman jailed for racist rant at police

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An Englishman has been jailed for launching a racist tirade against police.

Paul Rowell singled out PC Richard Wilson for special abuse and repeatedly shouted “Scottish b******” at him.

Fiscal depute Katrine Craig, prosecuting, told Livingston Sheriff Court Rowell made the offensive remarks at Livingston Police Station in West Lothian after he was arrested for causing a disturbance outside a pub.

Door staff at the Yolo Bar in Bathgate, West Lothian, restrained him and called the police after Rowell became “aggressive and abusive”.

When police arrived, Rowell, 43, repeatedly swore at officers and was taken to Livingston police station where his conduct became even more volatile.

Miss Craig said: “He began shouting ‘Scottish w******’ then repeatedly said to Constable Wilson he was a ‘Scottish b******’.”

Rowell, of Blackburn, West Lothian, pled guilty yesterday to creating a disturbances and acting in a racially aggravated manner last November.

He was sentenced to six months in prison.