Dudley man Raja Malik has avoided jail after admitting to the racially aggravated assault of a council litter officer, during which he referred to the man as a “white motherf***er”.
Mohammed Nawaz also dodged jail after admitting to assault and using an offensive weapon, when he smacked the council worker with a mop handle during the ugly scene – shattering the wooden object on impact.
The two have avoided imprisonment after being handed suspended prison sentences, with Malik’s nine month sentence being suspended for two years and Nawaz’s six month sentence being suspended for one year.
Many on social media were unimpressed with the punishment meted out to the thugs, with one person saying: “Great police work let down yet again by piss poor sentencing. It’s no wonder people use weapons like this on each other, they know they won’t face any real consequences”.
Another speculated if the outcome would be the same were the races reversed, with one person saying: “Sadly I feel if they were white they would have had a custodial sentence.”
Footage released by the West Midlands Police shows the ugly incident, as well as a police visit to an address in Jasmine Street, where cops were forced to kick in the front door.
The pair have also been ordered to pay the victim £500 in compensation.
Dudley Police Inspector Pete Sandhu, said: “This was a really shocking incident, a violent attack and racist abuse against a council contractor who was simply doing his job.
“The women who’d been seen littering remained calm, engaged with the officer and urged the two men not to get involved.
“But they ignored their pleas, threatened the victim and Nawaz shattered a wooden pole over him as he tried to retreat.
“There is absolutely no excuse for this kind of behaviour and the two men should be ashamed of their actions.”
It’s not the first time an anti-white hate incident has received soft punishment, with a woman dubbed the Pimlico Pusher dodging jail back in February after calling an elderly woman a “white b***h” and pushing her into the path of a moving bus – because the judge thought she was a person of previously “good character”.