A 21-YEAR-old man who admitted racially abusing a doctor was advised by magistrates to write a letter of apology.

James Watson pleaded guilty to intending to cause Tasawur Hussain alarm or distress using abusive or insulting words, and using disorderly behaviour, when he appeared at Worcester Magistrates Court on Thursday.

Nichola Ritchie, prosecuting, explained Watson first came to the police’s attention after being called out to a concern for welfare on April 26. Miss Ritchie said on arrival officers quickly established Watson was drunk “lashing out and shouting abuse”.

The prosecutor said officers decided he should go to A&E, so he was taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital. But while there Watson racially abused Dr Hussain, which led to him being taken to a room away from staff and patients.

But Miss Ritchie said while in that room he then spat all over the walls and urinated on the floor. She said in a statement the doctor had called it a disgusting, nasty incident, which was why he had made an official complaint.

Fergus Maxwell, defending, said Watson, of Robert Owen Court, Worcester, was remorseful over what happened, saying a racist word used was "not in his vocabulary", and it all happened because he was drunk.

“He let himself down and is very embarrassed - he knows what happened is totally unacceptable,” Mr Maxwell said.

“He doesn’t make a habit of this behaviour. He has no recollection of anything.”

Sentencing him, Fiona James, chairman of the magistrates bench, said: “You have shown remorse, but it is totally unacceptable to behave like that to people trying their best.”

Watson was given a one year community order with him told to complete 100 hours unpaid work, and ordered to pay £50 compensation to Dr Hussain, costs of £185 and a victim surcharge of £85 - a total of £320.

Mrs James added: “We would advise you write a letter to Dr Hussain. It is not part of the sentence, but that is something that will help.”

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