A Bradley man has admitted racially assaulting an Asian police officer. And a court heard he then made an English Defence League salute after he was arrested.
Laszlo Michael Lankovits, of Elder Road, Bradley, pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence on May 21.
Kirklees Magistrates were told yesterday that the remarks were made when Lankovits was arrested at his mother’s address for breaching bail conditions.
Prosecutor Astin Bill told the court Lankovits said to the female officer: “I am British. I’ve served in the army. Where are you from? Go back to your own country.”
He told the court that once in custody Lankovits then shouted out EDL before putting his hand to his chest and making a salute.
Defence solicitor Jonathan Slawinski told the court that his client deeply regretted his actions and was not a member of the English Defence League.