Man from Uxbridge who hurled racist abuse and threatened workers in Willesden is jailed

Neville Bourne has been jailed for eight months

Neville Bourne has been jailed for eight months - Credit: Archant

A man has been jailed for hurling racist abuse and threatening staff working at Willesden Magistrates’ Court.

Willesden Magistrates' Court

Willesden Magistrates' Court - Credit: Archant

Neville Bourne, 45, from Uxbridge, shouted obscenities at the workers after they told him there was nothing on file matching a court matter he had inquired about.

He was asked to calm down and fled the building in High Road, Willesden, when security was called following the incident in July last year.

A hunt for him was launched and he was tracked down and arrested in September.

Bourne had denied racially aggravated harassment and threatening behaviour but was found guilty at Harrow Crown Court and sentenced to eight months in jail.

DC Ian Gill, Brent Police, said: ““Hate crime is a serious offence that has a deep impact on victims and the sentence given by the court reflects this.

“Police in Brent will ensure that perpetrators of such crimes are bought to justice.”