‘You’re not white and British, you shouldn’t be an officer… you pass information to the Taliban’ – the shocking racist abuse this man threw at a Swansea policeman

A man arrested on suspicion of assaulting his own mother used racist abuses before attacking a policeman with his shoes. Drunk Benjamin Williams told PC that he was not white and not British, and that he should not be a police officer. He also referred to the constable coming to the UK on a fleet or boat and accused him of passing on information to the Taliban.

Sending the defendant to prison, a judge said that while he had shown remorse for his actions after “thinking or coming down”, the crime was so serious that only detention was justified. Swansea Crown Court heard that at lunchtime on March 5 this year, police received a 999 call from the house that Williams had shared with her mother at Laburnum Place in Swansea’s Skeetie Park area. Prosecutors Hannah George said the defendant was hostile to them when officers arrived and refused to allow them to enter the property.

She said that the police saw an empty wheelchair inside the door and, worried by what was happening, managed to get inside. PC saw a woman — now known as the defendant’s mother — on the floor asking for help, and when one officer went to her aid, another took Williams to a different room. Miss George said it was clear to officers that Williams, 34, was under the influence of substances.

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The court heard that the defendant had been arrested on suspicion of assault and escorted into a waiting police vehicle, and once in the cuffs began a slew of racist comments directed at the arrested officer. Among the things Williams told the PC were “You’re not British – you shouldn’t work for the British Army”, “You’re not white, you shouldn’t be an officer” and “You give information to the Taliban”. He also made various comments about the constable coming to the UK by boat or raft. The prosecutor said the abuse continued during a visit to Swansea Central Police Station but that PC “maintained his professionalism” and tried to speak to the defendant in an attempt to lighten the comments and calm him down.

Once at the station it was decided to take off Khoj Williams, and as he was taking off his shoes in the cell, he kicked one of them at the officer he was abusing, holding PC in the chest. In his later interview, Williams apologized for the comments he made, saying he hated the Taliban after serving with the Royal Marines.

The court heard that the defendant was also originally charged with attempting to rob his mother, but the prosecution was no longer pursuing that case.

Benjamin Justin Williams, who no longer has a fixed residence, previously pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer when he appeared in court for the offense and punishment of a racially aggravated public order. He has 20 previous convictions for 46 offences, three of which are for assault but most for burglary and similar cases. At the time of the current offense he was under a suspended 14-week sentence for battery imposed for hitting someone in the face with a piece of wood in November last year. He was required to complete a mental health treatment requirement, a drug rehabilitation program and a rehabilitation course as part of that suspended sentence order.

Giles Hayes, appearing for Williams, said the defendant was a qualified electrician who had a long-standing drug problem. He said his client was able to work for extended periods before suffering again, and was offered work from JP Electrical Engineering. The attorney said that the day Williams and her mother “fell” caused the police to be called, and that the defendant had a “bad reaction” when officers arrived at her door.

Recorder Christopher Felstead stated that Williams’ conduct toward the police officer was abusive and a felony, but acknowledged that the defendant had shown remorse “when he was either sobered up, or let down” by the drugs. He told the defendant that he was wasting his life, and that he needed to decide what his future would be.

The recorder sentenced him to eight weeks in prison with a triple remission for his guilty pleas, including eight weeks for a racially aggravated offense and four weeks for assault for running together. The recorder also activated the 10 weeks of a previously imposed suspended sentence with eight weeks of continuous running, leading to a total of 18 weeks in prison. The court heard that Williams would normally serve half a term in custody before being released on license to serve those remaining in the community, but since he had spent 14 weeks on remand following his arrest, he was released immediately. will be given.

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