MAGISTRATES have ordered a man to be electronically tagged after he was found guilty of racially harassing another man between June 24 and 26 last year.

Dillon Marsh, aged 20, of Bradford Street, Bolton, had denied committing the offence but was convicted following a trial at Wigan Magistrates’ Court. He admitted failing to surrender to bail.

He was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months and was made subject to a 7pm to 6am curfew for 12 weeks.

Marsh was ordered to pay £100 in compensation plus £213 in costs and a restraining order was made banning him from contacting his victim or going to Church Street, Golborne.

Magistrates told him: “You have repeatedly failed to comply with the terms of your community order and have now committed an extremely serious offence of a racially aggravated harassment and also a failure to surrender to bail.

“The abuse was prolonged and there were threats of violence which did cause much distress.”