Racist slurs to club doorman

A stream of racist abuse directed at a Portuguese man in a nightclub came forth as a result of alcohol, a court was told last week.

David Suller claimed his actions against a doorman at the Bluu nightclub were ‘completely out of character’ and motivated entirely by alcohol.

The 34-year-old pleaded guilty to causing racially aggravated distress through words on September 23 when he appeared at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Rebecca Ritson, prosecuting, told the court that door staff had been called to eject Suller from the Bridge Street club as he was ‘very much in drink’, but when they asked him to leave he unleashed a torrent of abuse at one of the men.

Ms Ritson added: “They asked him to leave and he asked why and then started swearing.”

Suller, of Windsor Bank, Boston, swore repeatedly at the Portuguese man, calling him a Kurd and also a Turk.

At one point he told him to ‘go and make a kebab’, and continued to make references of this sort even after the man pointed out he was a Portuguese national, Ms Ritson said.

She added: “He said it was all directed at him because of his accent and the colour of his skin.

“He said he has never been spoken to like this before and nobody had the right to speak to him in this manner.”

In police interview, he said he accepted he had been drunk and had been asked to leave the club, but not that he had made racist remarks.

Suller was not represented by a solictor, but he told magistrates: “It’s compeltely out of character and it was all to do with drink. I apologise.”

The bench ordered him to pay a £130 fine and £100 compensation, as well as £85 court costs and a £15 victim surcharge.