A Bolton man racially abused a police officer after being arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

Police were called to reports of a customer refusing to leave a bar in the town centre in January this year.

Bolton Magistrates' Court heard police attended and came across Luke Hibbert, who was the man involved.

Officers saw him swearing at staff and he was arrested, the court was told.

Julia Draper, prosecuting, said: “He became racially abusive towards a police constable.”

Among the comments he made included “you are in the UK territory now” and “your family live in a squat in Saudi Arabia.”

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Hibbert, of Dentdale Close, Lostock, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly, racially aggravated harassment and racially aggravated harassment of a police officer.

Karen Hall, defending, said: “It is a guilty plea at the earliest opportunity.

“He does not recall any of it.

“He is embarrassed by his behaviour.”

Chair of the bench Joanne Halliday deferred sentence for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

The 36-year-old will be sentenced next month.