A MAN who hurled racial abuse at the manager of a Frodsham takeaway has received a 12-month community order.

James Clothier, 38, of Wyncroft Close, Widnes, admitted racial harassment to Yalcin Cifci on the night of June 25 when he appeared at Chester Magistrates Court on Friday, July 12.

Prosecuting, Rob Youds said Clothier was intoxicated when he claimed Mr Cifci, manager of Top Taste, had not given him food he said he had paid £10 for.

Mr Cifci said he had not received any money and, as the abuse got worse, began filming Clothier on his phone.

Footage was played to the court showing Clothier asking Mr Cifci if he was a "P**i", before he began smoking in the takeaway.

In a victim impact statement, Mr Cifci said the incident had left him feeling low and humiliated.

Clothier also kicked and damaged a police car when arrested, and he pleaded guilty to criminal damage.

When interviewed, Clothier said he had been "bladdered" and had a Turkish national in the family, and did not know why he had said what he did.

He had two previous convictions for two offences, one for resisting a police officer in 2006 and one for criminal damage in 2010.

A probation report said Clothier was "ashamed and disgusted by what he did".

He had been drinking that day since 4.30pm and accepted he had been using alcohol as a coping mechanism.

Defending, Richard Thomas said Clothier had been drinking more regularly due to stresses in his life and Mr Cifci has been the "butt of his vicious tongue" that night.

Chair of magistrates Paul Storrar told Clothier: "Watching that video showed how little respect you had in that situation. It was totally unacceptable."

Clothier was handed a 12-month community order to include 20 days of a rehabilitation activity requirement, must complete 150 hours unpaid work and pay £100 compensation to Mr Cifci, plus an £85 victim surcharge and £85 court costs.

As Clothier left the dock, he said: "I'm so sorry."