Man who threatened to 'kill English pigs' at theatre walks free

Man who wanted to “kill English pigs" at theatre walks free

Ryhan Ali walks free at Warwick Crown Court

Friday, May 10, 2019

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.

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