Drunk man who head-butted police officer at Leeds Station and said 'I'm racist and proud' is jailed

A man who head-butted a British Transport Police (BTP) officer before racially abusing another official while drunk at Leeds Station during a Bank Holiday weekend has been jailed.

Tuesday, 23rd October 2018, 11:18 am
Updated Tuesday, 23rd October 2018, 7:32 pm
James Forrest, aged 22, of Tilbury Grove, Leeds.

James Forrest, aged 22, of Tilbury Grove, Leeds, appeared before a West Yorkshire Magistrates’ court on October 5 and was handed an 18-week prison sentence.Forrest was highly intoxicated at Leeds railway station and was acting in a highly anti-social manner shortly after 11pm on August 31.

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But the defendant became aggressive and verbally abusive, calling officers “rats” and other derogatory terms.As Forrest was being arrested for being drunk and disorderly, he then attacked the BTP officer by head-butting him.

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When more officers were called to assist, Forrest "unleashed a torrent of verbal and racist abuse both at the station and at custody," according to BTP.