Prison for racist who spat blood at security guards
A man who racially abused and spat blood at train station security guards in Belfast has been jailed for seven months.
John Darren Caskey (43), from Green Link, Larne, was arrested on April 23 after staff at Great Victoria Street called police because he and another man were drunk and causing a disturbance.
A court was told the defendant, who has 133 previous convictions and was on a suspended sentence at the time, threatened to kill the guards' families, spat blood at them and called one an offensive word and a "black b******".
After Caskey was arrested he claimed he did not remember what had happened, but he admitted spitting blood and later pleaded guilty to assault and using disorderly behaviour.
District Judge Peter King told the defendant he was being sentenced for three offences - one "motivated by racial hostility".
Caskey was jailed for four months for the train station incident and also had a three-month suspended sentence activated.