Drink binge led Stoney Stanton man to racially abuse woman — (Hinckley Times)

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Hinckley Times

Jun 21, 2012 00:00

By Katy Hallam

AN AEROSPACE engineer shouted racist abuse at a woman after a day of drinking.

Ian James Bland, of The Oval, Stoney Stanton, pleaded guilty at Hinckley Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday to using racially aggravated, threatening language with the intention of causing harassment and distress to Kadial Noble.

He represented himself and told the court how he had a couple of beers at Stoney Stanton Carnival on May 26 and continued drinking vodka with his partner when he got home.

Later that night he went to Miss Noble’s house and began shouting the disgusting abuse from the street.

“I was extremely intoxicated and it is no excuse for my behaviour that night,” Bland said.

“One drink lead to another and I just drank too much, I hadn’t had anything to eat that day and I am also on anti-depressants at the moment so I think it was a mixture of all of those things.

“I deeply regret what happened and I did write a letter to apologise a number of weeks ago.

“I am trying to rebuild my life again and support my family.”

The court also heard from Bland that he tends to binge drink but that he has sought help from his doctor and decided to stop drinking.

Prosecuting Ian Johnson said Bland had drunk a litre of vodka and two beers that day.

He said: “Miss Noble said she looked outside her window and saw Mr Bland outside shouting towards her property.

“She was shocked and found the language offensive towards her.”

Presiding magistrate Angela Sharp ordered Bland to pay a total of £400 to the courts.