A 33-YEAR-old man has been jailed after pleading guilty to three counts of racially aggravated harassment.

Andrew Mohammed Ali Lamb appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court on February 6 over the charges which took place on New Year’s Eve 2022 in Heckmondwike.

He pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour to cause another person harassment, alarm or distress and the offence was racially aggravated.

Two of the charges were at the same location – at High Street and Lobley Street in Heckmondwike – relating to different victims. A third charge involved a police officer at Huddersfield Police Station.

Lamb, of Beach Grove, Heckmondwike, was jailed for four weeks in total, after magistrates took into account his guilty plea.

Court documents show the offence was considered so serious because it involved a deliberate attack on a public servant carrying out public duties.

A charge of criminal damage to a window belonging to Kirklees Council and a charge of breaching a restraining order, on the same date and location, were dismissed.

Lamb must also pay £154 to fund victim services, but magistrates did not order he pay compensation as he had been jailed.

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