A MAN has been banned from any building that serves alcohol after unleashing a racist attack on a police officer.

In the early hours of July 5, 2019 Thomas Frankham, of Cranleigh, Surrey, abused PC Ali at the Henley Regatta making references to his race and assumed religion.

The 29-year-old appeared in the dock of Oxford Crown Court today after being convicted at a day-long trial of religiously aggravated intentional harassment or distress towards a Thames Valley Police officer.

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He was sentenced to a community order for 12 months and will be banned from any premises where alcohol is served.

He was also made subject to a four-month monitoring requirement and ordered to attend an anger management programme for 10 days.

He must also pay £500 in compensation to his victim and £1,000 in costs.

Investigating officer PC Ryan Dollery, based at Abingdon Police Station, said: “I am pleased that the court saw fit to convict Frankham of this offence.

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“Police officers should be able to go about their day to day work without being subjected to any kind of abuse, and this type of behaviour is completely unacceptable.

“I think that this sentence shows that racial and religious abuse towards police officers, or indeed a member of the public, will not be tolerated, and we will bring offenders to justice in all cases.

“I hope that the sanctions handed out by the court will enable Frankham to think about the consequences of his actions, and these will not be repeated.”


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