Chesterfield man yells racist abuse after whiskey binge, court hears

A Chesterfield man yelled racist abuse and assaulted two police officers after drinking three-quarters of a bottle of whiskey while taking medication for a head injury, a court heard.

Monday, 26th July 2021, 2:50 pm

Christopher Skinner was heard shouting racial hatred - too offensive for publication - about black people and Jews during the incident on July 10.

Chesterfield Magistrates Court heard how at about midnight Skinner collapsed outside his neighbour’s home and began ranting.

After police were called the 55-year-old was arrested however later at hospital Skinner kicked an officer twice.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Christopher Skinner made vile bigoted comments in earshot of members of the public

He also made more vile bigoted comments in earshot of members of the public.

However prosecutor Becky Allsop said after his release from A&E the defendant could not “remember anything”.

She said: “He can’t remember the ambulance arriving, racist remarks or assaulting the officers.

Read More

Read More
Chesterfield youth took grandmother’s motability car for a spin after “eight pin...

“He takes medication for a historical head injury and believes the alcohol must have reacted badly with that.”

His solicitor David Gittins told magistrates how Skinner had been living in a car “outside the matrimonial home” prior to the break-up of his relationship with his partner leading up to the incident.

He said: “We will often hear people who say they were drunk but there are degrees of drink - this man urinated himself and collapsed.”

Mr Gittins described how after Skinner’s arrest police refused to take him in at the custody suite “because he was that intoxicated they couldn’t care for him”.

Skinner, of Garrett Green, Danesmoor, admitted two common assaults on police officers and using racially-aggravated words.

His case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report.

A message from Phil Bramley, Derbyshire Times Editor: Support your Derbyshire Times by becoming a digital subscriber. You will see 70 per cent fewer ads on stories, meaning faster load times and an overall enhanced user experience. Click here to subscribe