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Man's racist threats while high on drugs.

A MAN high on drink and drugs shouted EDL and Allahu Akbar - Arabic for Allah is greater - as police concerned for his welfare chased him.

The officers were called to the Cambridge Hotel in Claire Hill on August 19 where Andrew Batty was acting strangely.

The 27-year-old, a former resident but now of no fixed address, reportedly knocked over some wheeled bins and pushed a woman to the floor.

They discovered him inside the premises, sitting on the floor and trying to set fire to his clothes.

Bill Astin, prosecuting, said: "Mr Batty seemed to be under the influence of drink and drugs and they were concerned about his mental state.

"He ran away, they gave chase and eventually he was stopped by police, shouting things like: 'Come on, I'll stab you with my knife'.

"Then he continued to shout 'EDL, EDL' and 'Allahu Akbar'."

Batty hurled racist abuse at some men walking past and spat at the police officers after being placed in his cell.

Batty, who was not represented, pleaded guilty to raciallyaggravated threatening behaviour at Kirklees Magistrates' Court in Huddersfield.

He said he couldn't remember the incident because he was on drink and drugs.

Batty told District Judge Michael Fanning that he was addicted to heroin and crack cocaine and his problem was getting worse.

He was fined PS240 and ordered to pay PS85 costs and PS30 victim surcharge.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Nov 18, 2016
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