A drunk teen who hurled a racial slur at bouncers at Rosies nightclub got just what he’d been asking for – a ride in the back of a police car.
Corey Bevan knocked on the window of a panda car to try and get the officers’ attention and even asked the bobbies for a lift home after they repeatedly asked him to leave the city.
But after being told ‘we are not a taxi service’ the 18-year-old shouted racist abuse at the Northgate Street club’s doormen, who he claimed had kicked him out and taken his passport.
Bevan hurled abuse and assaulted PC Tracey Walker as she arrested him just moments after turning down his request for a ride in the back of the police car on November 21 last year.
The teenager, of Tennyson Road in Whitby, was slapped with a £175 fine and £105 of costs after pleading guilty to causing racially aggravated intentional harassment and assaulting a police officer.
Bevan, who has never been in trouble with the police before, was said to have argued with doormen and even knocked on the window of a police car to get them to get his passport back, which he claimed the bouncers had taken.
“He was shouting and swearing that they had taken his passport off him,” said Rob Youds, who said the officers were taking a statement from another individual in the back of the car.
“They described him as drunk and he had spittle coming out of the corner of his mouth.”
The officers repeatedly asked Bevan, who was becoming more irate, to leave the city and even escorted him towards the taxi rank, but he followed them towards the Town Hall station and asked them to give him a lift.
“They told him they weren’t able to, they weren’t a taxi service,” said Mr Youds.
Bevan, who told officers he would stay outside the club all night, then shouted racist abuse towards the door staff, before being arrested, assaulting the officer who he swore at and called ‘stupid’ in the process.
The teenager was said not to be ‘behaving like he normally would’ by Stephen Ferns defending during the hearing at Chester Magistrates Court on Thursday, January 28.
“They kept telling him to go home, he was unwilling to leave his passport behind at the nightclub, he understands in hindsight he should have left his passport behind and gone home.”
Bevan was fined £175, ordered to pay £50 compensation to PC Walker, court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £20. He will pay this at a rate of £5 a week.