A FATHER of four who 'foully and racially' abused two police officers in Redditch has been ordered to do 150 hours unpaid community work.

Khalil Khan, aged 32, now of Hemel Hempstead, admitted two allegations of racially aggravated harassment.

He denied assaulting his partner and that allegation was not proceeded with.

Andrew Davidson, prosecuting, told Worcester Crown Court police were called to an address in Redditch after an argument between Khan and his girlfriend, Hayley Jones, who is the mother of three of his children.

Khan swore at the officers, giving a 'tirade of abuse', which included saying they were arresting him only because he was Asian and calling one policeman ‘white boy’, said Mr Davidson.

Victoria Gainza, defending, said Khan had kept out of trouble for eight years and accepted what happened in the incident was wrong.

Judge Richard Rundell, sitting at Worcester Crown Court, told him: "This was an extreme display of bad temper and ill judgment, in which you abused foully and racially two police officers who were only doing their job after being called to a domestic dispute."

Khan has 12 months to complete his community sentence.