Asian man found guilty of racism for calling Brit policemen 'white redneck hooligans'

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London, July 30 (ANI): An Asian man, who called British police officers "white redneck hooligans" and accused them of "treating him like a Paki," has been found guilty of making racist remarks.

"Why are you treating me like a Paki," The Telegraph quoted Hassan Butt, 29, as saying to officers, who were "acting like the Gestapo."

He made the remarks after police arrested his brother, dentist Omer Butt, in a row over parking.

Butt turned up at the scene on Parr Lane, Unsworth, Greater Manchester, at 11.30am on October 21 last year, shortly after his brother was taken away by police.

Pc Christian Allanson overheard Butt say loudly into his mobile phone: "'I'm just here with these white redneck hooligans'."

He told the court Butt also said: "'Where's my brother, you're not the Gestapo'."

Pc Allanson said: "I felt very offended by this comment. I felt it was clearly a comment made towards myself and the other officers present due to the fact we were white police officers. I believe it was a very offensive comment."

He also asked officers who arrested and searched him: "Do you like feeling Pakis up?"

Butt, defending himself, admitted he used the words Paki and Gestapo and accepted he used the word hooligan, and possibly the word white, but denied calling the police rednecks.

Butt was convicted of committing a racially aggravated public order offence by District Judge Diana Baker at Manchester Magistrates Court.

Judge Baker told him: "You demonstrated towards the officers hostility based on their membership of a racial group. I take seriously any form of racist abuse and feel the courts must strive to protect people."

Butt, of Copthorne Lane, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, was fined £200 and ordered to pay 100 pounds costs and a victim surcharge of 15 pounds. (ANI)

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