Community sentence for 23-year-old who targeted Stevenage Polish family with racist abuse

A knifeman who assaulted three police officers and threatened a fourth in a village near Stevenage h

A knifeman who assaulted three police officers and threatened a fourth in a village near Stevenage has been jailed for 18 weeks. - Credit: Archant

A 23-year-old who mounted a campaign of racist abuse against a Polish family living in Stevenage must complete 200 hours of unpaid work.

Alex Shults, of Peters Way in Knebworth, admitted making verbal and text message threats towards the husband, wife and child when he appeared before Stevenage magistrates on Wednesday last week.

The 23-year-old was made subject to a year-long community order, and must complete 200 hours of unpaid work in the community.

Chairman of the bench Robert Balchin also ordered him to pay £85 costs and £85 surcharge.

The court did not impose a restraining order on the grounds that Shults had apologised and was taking steps to avoid the victim.


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