Deaf man prosecuted after he called police officer a ‘pig’ in sign language

A deaf man has been prosecuted after he called a police officer a “pig” in sign language.

The officer who arrested Linley Hassan, 25, understood the insult, a court heard.

He had been called to McDonalds in Kendal, Cumbria, after reports of a man “causing difficulties”, South Cumbria Magistrates Court was told.

Hassan, 25, of no fixed address, refused to leave the restaurant and became “confrontational” with the police.

Peter Kelly, prosecuting, said: “He was making a sign that the officer, who understood sign language, knew to mean ‘pig’.”

In mitigation, John Batty said Hassan had had a volatile existence of late and had been going to great lengths to reduce his alcohol intake.

Hassan pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly.

He was given a conditional discharge and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge and a £30 contribution towards court costs.

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