AN angry dad who subjected a social worker to a tirade of racist abuse - and threatened to “smash her skull in”- has been jailed for two years.

Ahmad Bhana bombarded the Bolton Council official with hundreds of calls in an access battle involving his daughter, the town’s crown court heard.

Bhana, 33, also told the social worker he would find out where she lived and kill her, the court was told.

Prosecutor Mark Pritchard said the victim’s ordeal began when she was allocated to deal with the case of the defendant’s daughter, who has profound learning difficulties and cerebral palsy.

One early call saw the defendant call the social worker a “pathetic worthless b**ch” and a “dirty white rat”, the court was told.

Mr Pritchard said the matter was reported to police but the victim did not want to pursue any charges at that time.

Later on June 29 the social worker contacted Bhana to inform him that a court had ordered a welfare report on his daughter, he added.

Bhana began shouting at her and making threats, while she tried to explain the situation. He called her a “filthy white s**g” and added: “I will come to your office and smash your skull in”.

The court heard Bhana persisted with similar behaviour throughout July - on one occasion she had 149 missed calls from the defendant.

In a victim impact statement, the social worker said she had been left fearing for her safety the threats had caused her to change her route to work.

Bhana, of Crumpsall Street, Bolton, had admitted a charge of racially aggravated behaviour causing fear of violence.

Ben Berkson, defending, said: “He is sorry for what he has done and that is emphasised by his early guilty plea.He is shocked by his own behaviour.

The mother of his child had suffered complications during pregnancy which saw her born with cerebral palsy.

The couple had taken court action against the hospital trust concerned, he said, which had admitted liability. Bhana had been attempting to gain access to his daughter for three-and-a-half years, which had “manifested itself” through this offending.

The defendant had also suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after being the victim of a serious stabbing in 2015, said Mr Berkson. His mother now acted as his carer.

Jailing Bhana, Recorder Ciaran Rankin said: “This was a persistent offence over many months, to someone who was merely doing their job.”