Man sentenced for hate crime in Rotherham

A man was given an eight-week community order today after racially abusing a police community support officer (PCSO).

Lukasz Jedrzejczak, 39, was found to be racially abusive towards the PCSO on 16 January this year. The PCSO was on a routine patrol in Rotherham town centre when the incident occurred.

He noticed Jedrzejczak was incredibly drunk and being aggressive. After he was arrested, he was searched and found to be in possession of white powder.

Jedrzejczak, of Wellgate in Rotherham, pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence and possession of a Class B drug at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 26 February.

Jedrzejczak will have to pay a victim surcharge and wear an electronic tag while following a curfew.

PC Chris Nicholson, Hate Crime Coordinator for Rotherham, said: “Jedrzejczak’s behaviour was completely inappropriate and we will not tolerate racial abuse being directed towards anyone in Rotherham.

“We take reports of hate crime very seriously and wherever possible, will seek to prosecute individuals where there is evidence to do so” he added.

More information about hate crime can be found at: https://www.southyorks.police.uk/find-out/crime-prevention-advice/hate-crime/