A DRUNKEN man who told a police officer ‘this is my country, not yours’ has been fined for making racist remarks and told to pay his victim compensation.
John Abbotts, 49, of Camplea Croft, Chelmsley Wood, became racially abusive after he was arrested for causing a disturbance at his father’s home on March 1.
However following the racist remarks, he was charged with racial abuse, borough magistrates heard.
The court heard Abbotts had been drinking after losing his job. The defendant said: “My only defence is that I had just started a new course of tablets.
“I am making positive steps to change all this.”
He pleaded guilty to making the racist remarks and was told to pay £50 compensation to his victim. He was also fined £37, £85 costs and £15 victim surcharge.