Burnley man sentenced to 18 weeks behind bars after being found guilty of racial abuse towards a police officer

A Burnley man has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison and a fine after he was found guilty of being racially abusive towards a police officer.

Tuesday, 29th October 2019, 11:29 am
Bradley Goulding was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison after being found guilty of racial abuse towards a police officer while he was receiving hospital treatment.

Bradley Goulding (24) of Windermere Avenue, was found guilty of the offence while receiving treatment at the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

He was also charged with a public order offence as he was shouting abuse at other patients.

A spokesman for Burnley and Padiham Police said the conviction sent out a 'good, strong message' that police officers will not tolerate verbal abuse and strong sentences will be given to those who ignore this.