Racist thief made '˜black monkey' jibe at security guard and threw sandwich at him

A SHOPLIFTER who punched a security guard after throwing a sandwich at him launched a racist assault calling him a '˜black monkey'.

Friday, 13th October 2017, 12:59 pm
Updated Friday, 13th October 2017, 1:02 pm
Tesco Express in London Road, Hilsea. Picture: Google Maps

Scott Sleet went to Tesco Express in London Road, Hilsea, on March 8 but was challenged by the guard, who is from Gambia.

The 39-year-old revealed a piece of wood from his pocket in a ‘threat’ to the guard.

Sleet ran off after a confrontation before returning and punching the guard, who punched him back and tried to restrain him.

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Sleet again ran off before returning and throwing the sandwich on the floor.

Sleet then swore and called him a ‘black monkey’.

Sleet, of Knox Road, Portsmouth, admitted having an offensive weapon and racially-aggravated assault by beating.

Judge Stephen Climie imposed a two-year community order with nine-month drug rehabilitation requirement.

He said Sleet had a ‘string of offences’ but had good probation report and only a single offence in four years.