A TEENAGER who was guilty of racially-aggravated behaviour on two separate occasions at Bournemouth Travel Interchange has avoided an immediate prison sentence.

Jamie Brian Humphreys appeared at Poole Magistrates’ Court on November 4 and admitted charges of causing harassment, alarm or distress with intent by using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or disorderly behaviour on October 19, 2019 and April 29.

The court found these offences, which involved the same victim, were racially-aggravated.

He also pleaded guilty to an accusation of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause the same man to believe that immediate unlawful violence would be used against him or to provoke the immediate use of unlawful violence by him at the same location on December 4, last year.

The defendant also breached a conditional discharge order made on March 18, 2019, for offences of theft and criminal damage.

Humphreys, aged 19 and of Churchill Road, Bournemouth, was committed to prison for 14 weeks, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay £50 compensation.

The court barred the defendant from going to the Travel Interchange in Holdenhurst Road until February 3, 2021.