An English hating man who threatened to stab audience members at The Royal Shakespeare Theatre was spared jail this week.
Ryhan Ali also told theatre staff he was “going to get a gun and kill English pigs” branding them “scum” when he turned up at the venue last August.
The 23-year-old man had appeared before the court earlier that day for racially abusing two security guards during a rage at Warwick Hospital last June.
Ali admitted to racially aggravated offences at Warwick Crown Court on Wednesday May 8, and was spared jail and given a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for two years.
Prosecutor Edward Hollingsworth said: “Mr Ali told security staff who spoke to him that he had gone there to hurt someone, saying he was going to take a knife into the theatre while describing white people and Asians as ‘scum.’
“He ranted that he hated the English and was ‘going to get a gun and kill English pigs’.”
Judge Anthony Potter ordered him to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work and to take part in a rehabilitation activity for up to 30 days.
Judge Potter told him: “Sending you to prison would interfere with the care package which is in place.”
The court heard how Ali had made a number of calls earlier this year abusing his probation worker and 999 call handlers on nine separate occasions.