Six months in prison for racist thug

A RACIST thug has been jailed after attacking a female security guard.

Richard Cochrane, 31, was being held in a cell when he pushed the woman and hurled racist abuse at her.

Cochrane, of Wheatley Court, Mixenden, was being held in the cells at Calderdale Magistrates Court with his brother, William, after a court appearance on February 11, 2010.

GS4 security guard, Carolina Silviera, was bringing William back to the cell when there was an altercation at the cell door.

At that point Cochrane ran out of the cell towards Miss Silviera and pushed her backwards.

He called her racist names' before saying she was 'going to get her head kicked in'.

Bradford Crown Court heard how the attack had left Miss Silviera apprehensive and lacking confidence in the workplace and socially.

Cochrane initially denied the incident in police interview but later pleaded guilty to racially aggravated assault by beating.

He was sentenced to six months in prison.

Judge Peter Benson said: "If it had just been the assault you would have served three months but it seems to me the racially aggravation of this offence merits another three months."