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Man admits racial abuse during drunken rampage at soup kitchen

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A MAN hurled racial abuse at homeless Afghans, tried to headbutt a police officer and destroyed a mattress during a drunken rampage. David Hunter, 20, was at the soup kitchen in Queen's Gardens, in Croydon town centre, on November 4 when he started shouting: "Come on you Afghan *****, I'm going to slit your throats." When police arrived he threatened one officer with a knife and tried to headbutt him. After being arrested, Hunter repeatedly hit his head against against the police van. Then, when in a police cell later that evening, he damaged a mattress while in a rage. Hunter, of Highfield Hill, Upper Norwood, pleaded guilty to racial abuse, assaulting a police officer and damaging property at Croydon Magistrates' Court today (Friday). He also admitted stealing two bottles of wine from Sainsbury's in London Road, West Croydon, on October 15. Hunter's solicitor said his client described himself as a "binge drinker". He offered little in the way of mitigation for his behaviour but stressed the headbutt had fallen "well short" of connecting with the officer. Hunter will be sentenced on Monday after being assessed by the probation service.

Man admits racial abuse during drunken rampage at soup kitchen


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