A former soldier has pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying out a racially aggravated assault on a shopkeeper at the Costcutter store in Patchway, reports the Bristol Post.
Bristol magistrates heard that Ricky Thorne, 26, of Little Stoke, racially abused staff at the Patchway Roundabout convenience store before getting into a fight with the owner, Muhammad Imran Bashir.
The incident occurred on Saturday 22nd December.
The court was told that Thorne has no recollection of the incident, which was committed under the influence of alcohol.
Thorne was handed a 12-month community order as well as 100 hours of unpaid work for the good of the community, £100 compensation and a £60 victim surcharge.
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