A SUSPENDED prison sentence has been given to a man who admitted racially aggravated abuse, possession of cocaine, failing to provide a specimen, criminal damage and driving without insurance or a licence.

Ashley Martin Timothy Smedburg, aged 32 and of HMP Channings Wood, Newton Abbot, admitted the string of offences, which took place in December last year, by live link to magistrates sitting in Poole on July 14.

At Poole Custody, on December 1, he had cocaine in his possession.

Smedburg used threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour, which was racially aggravated, in Victoria Road, Ferndown on December 1.

The defendant was driving a BMW 118 without a licence or insurance that day.

He failed to provide a specimen for analysis at Bournemouth Custody on December 2 and damaged a top of unknown value belonging to Dorset Police.

The bench issued him with varying sentences for these offences, with some running concurrently. Overall, he was committed to prison for six months, suspended for 12 months.

He was also disqualified from holding a driving licence for three years for the motoring offences.