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December 4th, 2006

Where is a BBC Documentary-maker when you want one?

Posted in Not the Job by 200

The Daily Mail reported this week about the case of a racist man in South Wales who appeared at court on charges of failing to provide a breath specimen and calling someone a racist name.

For once the BPA had no need to get involved because the racist in question wasn’t a police officer, strange as it may seem on this occasion the racism was directed towards the police.

Step forward a certain Mr Muzaffar Hussain Chowdhury of Porthcawl, south Wales, who was given a one year’s community supervision order for a racially aggravated Section 5 Public Order offence when he abused officers, and a five-year driving ban.

Chowdury was being dealt with by officers for suspected drink-driving. The Mail said: "Pc Scott Howe of South Wales Police was told to "F*** off, you white b****** pig" by Chowdhury when he asked him to take a breathalyser test." He repeatedly called the officer a "white b******", whatever one of those is.

Nothing out of the ordinary so far, after all, that’s standard fare for any night shift in any average town in the UK.

The newsworthy aspect of the story was that dear old Mr Chowdury just happens to be a race relations officer for Bridgend Community Cohesion Group.

Oh dear, I fear that Mr Chowdury’s training on his induction course might have been something of a waste of money. The fellow members of his Chohesion Group must be so proud…