Broughton Man Sentenced For Racial Abuse

18 April 2018, 13:01

Milton Keynes Magistrates

A man from Broughton has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence, drink driving and possession of cannabis.

Chris Stirling, 37, from Causey Arch, Broughton, pleaded guilty to the three offences on Friday 6 April at Milton Keynes Magistrates Court.

At around 7.50pm on Monday 18 March, police were called to a petrol station in Childs Way, after a member of staff suspected that Stirling had been drink driving.  

The staff member was racially abused by Stirling.

Stirling failed a breath test and was also found to be in possession of two bags of cannabis.

After pleading guilty to all offences, Stirling was fined £800 and ordered to pay £50 compensation in relation to the racially aggravated public order offence.

He was also ordered to pay £85 in costs and an £80 victim surcharge.

Stirling was also disqualified from driving for 16 months and fined a further £500 for drink driving.

Investigating officer PC Christopher Ruvolo-Jones of Roads Policing at Milton Keynes, said:

"Thames Valley Police will not tolerate any incidents of racial abuse.

Stirling was also over the drink drive limit and has been handed a lengthy driving ban and fine. Drink driving is completely unacceptable and is one of the fatal four, and quite simply puts other members of the public at risk.

Thames Valley Police will always take every available action to bring those who carry out crimes such as Stirling to justice.”