Man spared jail after spraying Asian man with fire extinguisher

Property firm boss, 36, who sprayed an Asian man with a fire extinguisher and told him ‘this is the first time you’ve been white’, is spared jail for Indian restaurant attack

  • David Heslop, 36, hurled food and verbal abuse at man in South Tyneside eatery
  • He then sprayed him with fire extinguisher in a drunken attack on April 22, 2018
  • Heslop was handed suspended eight-week sentenced and handed £500 in fines
  • A property boss who sprayed an Asian man with a fire extinguisher and told him: ‘This is the first time you’ve been white’ 감옥에서 구해졌다 – despite having a previous conviction for racist behaviour.

    David Heslop, 36, hurled food and verbal abuse at the unnamed victim at the Indian Brasserie Restaurant in South Shields, South Tyneside, 4 월 22 2018.

    Heslop denied he was a racist at Newcastle Crown Court, where he admitted to a racially aggravated public order offence. He was convicted for the same offence in 2007.

    But Judge Robert Adams said he was unlikely to have shown ‘such hostilityif he was sober, telling Heslop: ‘Maybe you are not, 사실로, a racist person. You will be sentenced on that basis.

    Heslop, who runs a property company, was handed eight weeks’ 투옥, 일시 중지 12 months with £500 costs.

    Heslop, of South Shields, produced a character reference from an Imam who said he had never witnessed him being racist in the years he has known him and outlined the help he has given at charitable events.

    David Heslop (사진), 36, hurled food and verbal abuse at the unnamed victim at the Indian Brasserie Restaurant in South Shields, South Tyneside, 4 월 22 2018, before spraying him with a fire extinguisher and telling him: 'This is the first time you've been white'.

    David Heslop (사진), 36, hurled food and verbal abuse at the unnamed victim at the Indian Brasserie Restaurant in South Shields, South Tyneside, 4 월 22 2018, before spraying him with a fire extinguisher and telling him: ‘This is the first time you’ve been white’.

    The court heard how the victim had been pelted with food by a group of men before Heslop brandished the fire extinguisher.

    He had remained ‘passivedespite an onslaught of vile insults, 법원은 들었다.

    Judge Robert Adams said the words used that night were ‘pretty grimand ‘deeply unpleasant’.

    Prosecutor Peter Sabiston told the court what happened inside the Restaurant was partly captured on mobile phone.

    Mr Sabiston said: ‘A lone male on the receiving end of the defendant’s behaviour appears to be of Asian heritage.

    ‘The footage shows him covered in food and being pelted by one or more males behind the camera with food.

    ‘He sits passively, despite audible insults.

    Heslop denied he was a racist at Newcastle Crown Court (사진), where he admitted to a racially aggravated public order offence. He was convicted for the same offence in 2007.

    Heslop denied he was a racist at Newcastle Crown Court (사진), where he admitted to a racially aggravated public order offence. He was convicted for the same offence in 2007.

    Mr Sabiston said the victim’s failure to react was likely due to the ‘intimidation he was subjected.

    그는 덧붙였다: ‘The defendant then emerges onto the screen and discharges a fire extinguisher onto the male’s body and face, while calling the male (racist insults).

    ‘He added ‘this is the first time you have been whiteand referred to the male as a ‘grass’.

    Mr Sabiston said the use of the word ‘grasscould indicate there was elements of ‘revengein what happened although the background to it remains unclear.