Jail for drunken racist

Daily Echo: Jamie Schick Jamie Schick

A DRUNKEN and racist thug had to be restrained using CS gas after he assaulted a police officer who boarded a bus to arrest him for intimidating witnesses.

James Schick lashed out at officers as passengers evacuated the bus which had been pulled over in Southampton city centre.

Earlier that day, at lunch time, Schick went in to Nick’s Fish and Chip Shop in Shirley High Street, but could not afford a takeaway he ordered.

Tammy Mears, prosecuting, said the 35-year-old then began hurling racially abusive comments at the staff and broke a flower pot.

She said: “He then made threats that he was going to physically hurt them. He said he had a knife and could cut them open and that he would come back later that day with a baseball bat and smash the place up. They were in genuine fear that he had a knife.”

Schick then walked off and boarded a bus, which police pulled over in Commercial Road. But while being taken off the bus he lashed out an officer and CS gas was used to subdue him.

After being arrested and charged he was released on the condition he did not go back to the fish and chip shop in Shirley.

But Schick ignored this condition, returning there the next day.

Miss Mears said: “He was back in the same clothing he wore the day before, shouting and swearing and telling them to drop the charges or ‘I will do you’.”

When he was arrested he could not recall the incident but accepted that he may have been racist.

“He said he quite often picks on things that are quite obvious about people,” Miss Mears said.

In mitigation the court heard how when sober Schick was “a nice, friendly and law-abiding citizen” who now feels sick about what he did to the female police officer, who was left with a badly swollen ear.

Schick of Cobbett Road, Southampton, pleaded guilty to a public order offence, assaulting a police officer and intimidating a witness.

The court heard how Schick had 15 convictions for 27 offences, which included criminal damage, a racially aggravated offence and a previous assault against a police officer. Sentencing him to 15 months, Judge Peter Henry told Schick he had no option but to jail him.

He said: “I would be failing in my duty if I didn’t recognise that. It is sad for someone with alcohol problems, but there is no other realistic alternative but custody.”

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9:21am Sat 29 Dec 12

Big Mac says...

Should have bound him up in the shop and given him a good battering.
Should have bound him up in the shop and given him a good battering. Big Mac

9:44am Sat 29 Dec 12

freemantlegirl2 says...

hahaha BigMac! ;p

As for this piece of scum, their mitigation statement - were they serious? lol!!

Sorry for the staff in Nicks who had to deal with this but well done for seeing it through and getting him off the streets of Shirley..... although the prison should make sure he dries out and remains that way otherwise it'll just happen again when he comes out! :/
hahaha BigMac! ;p As for this piece of scum, their mitigation statement - were they serious? lol!! Sorry for the staff in Nicks who had to deal with this but well done for seeing it through and getting him off the streets of Shirley..... although the prison should make sure he dries out and remains that way otherwise it'll just happen again when he comes out! :/ freemantlegirl2

10:25am Sat 29 Dec 12

elvisimo says...

Lethal injection. Will never contribute to society will always play the system. Pointless existence at our cost.
Lethal injection. Will never contribute to society will always play the system. Pointless existence at our cost. elvisimo

10:25am Sat 29 Dec 12

Huey says...

what a shickhead
the face of a loser
what a shickhead the face of a loser Huey

10:26am Sat 29 Dec 12

Linesman says...

Should have been sectioned. He is obviously mentally Schick.
Should have been sectioned. He is obviously mentally Schick. Linesman

10:29am Sat 29 Dec 12

southy says...

freemantlegirl2 wrote:
hahaha BigMac! ;p

As for this piece of scum, their mitigation statement - were they serious? lol!!

Sorry for the staff in Nicks who had to deal with this but well done for seeing it through and getting him off the streets of Shirley..... although the prison should make sure he dries out and remains that way otherwise it'll just happen again when he comes out! :/
agreed fm2
[quote][p][bold]freemantlegirl2[/bold] wrote: hahaha BigMac! ;p As for this piece of scum, their mitigation statement - were they serious? lol!! Sorry for the staff in Nicks who had to deal with this but well done for seeing it through and getting him off the streets of Shirley..... although the prison should make sure he dries out and remains that way otherwise it'll just happen again when he comes out! :/[/p][/quote]agreed fm2 southy

11:57am Sat 29 Dec 12

The Wickham Man says...

He was presumably under oath so they should have added on a year for pretending he couldn't remember anything about it. How often have we heard that from convicted thugs? We've all been drunk at some time. We know it's a lie. You may not want to remember, but you do.
He was presumably under oath so they should have added on a year for pretending he couldn't remember anything about it. How often have we heard that from convicted thugs? We've all been drunk at some time. We know it's a lie. You may not want to remember, but you do. The Wickham Man

12:14pm Sat 29 Dec 12

andysaints007 says...

The Wickham Man wrote:
He was presumably under oath so they should have added on a year for pretending he couldn't remember anything about it. How often have we heard that from convicted thugs? We've all been drunk at some time. We know it's a lie. You may not want to remember, but you do.
Speak for yourself d*ckhead
[quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: He was presumably under oath so they should have added on a year for pretending he couldn't remember anything about it. How often have we heard that from convicted thugs? We've all been drunk at some time. We know it's a lie. You may not want to remember, but you do.[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself d*ckhead andysaints007

1:43pm Sat 29 Dec 12

Subject48 says...

he'll be out in about 6-9 months. and then will carry on being a racist c u next tuesday.
he'll be out in about 6-9 months. and then will carry on being a racist c u next tuesday. Subject48

5:02pm Sun 30 Dec 12

The Wickham Man says...

andysaints007 wrote:
The Wickham Man wrote:
He was presumably under oath so they should have added on a year for pretending he couldn't remember anything about it. How often have we heard that from convicted thugs? We've all been drunk at some time. We know it's a lie. You may not want to remember, but you do.
Speak for yourself d*ckhead
What a cretinously stupid admission - so you've been so drunk you don;t even remember anything? And you say it like it's a badge of honour. It just means your brain is as weak as your body you pathetic little runt.
[quote][p][bold]andysaints007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Wickham Man[/bold] wrote: He was presumably under oath so they should have added on a year for pretending he couldn't remember anything about it. How often have we heard that from convicted thugs? We've all been drunk at some time. We know it's a lie. You may not want to remember, but you do.[/p][/quote]Speak for yourself d*ckhead[/p][/quote]What a cretinously stupid admission - so you've been so drunk you don;t even remember anything? And you say it like it's a badge of honour. It just means your brain is as weak as your body you pathetic little runt. The Wickham Man

4:38am Mon 7 Jan 13

Pikey-Biker says...

dont worry this one andysaints007 is a wind up merchant.
dont worry this one andysaints007 is a wind up merchant. Pikey-Biker

4:53am Mon 7 Jan 13

Pikey-Biker says...

dont worry this one andysaints007 is a wind up merchant.
dont worry this one andysaints007 is a wind up merchant. Pikey-Biker

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