Man racially abused & tried to attack cop after Euro quarter-final win

Thug racially abused and tried to headbutt a police officer while trying to break through cordon as England fans celebrated 4-0 Euro 2020 quarter-final win over Ukraine

  • Grant Warner, 36, tried to headbutt a police officer in Leicester Square last year
  • He was trying to break through a police cordon and called the cop a ‘f*****g p***’
  • Warner was convicted of assault, racial harassment and possession of cocaine  
  • He was sentenced to a 12-month community order and must pay the officer £100

A thug racially abused and attempted to headbutt a police officer as England football fans celebrated the 4-0 Euro 2020 quarter-final win over Ukraine.

Grant Warner, 36, tried to break through a police cordon at Leicester Square and called PC Ioannis Hadjisavvas a ‘f*****g p***,’ a court heard on Monday.

He then ‘continued to be aggressive’ and attempted to headbutt the officer. PC Hadjisavvas also found cocaine in Warner’s pocket. 

Warner, of Bexley, southeast London, was convicted of assault by beating of an emergency worker, racially/religiously motivated harassment and possession of cocaine.

He was sentenced to a 12-month community order, which will involve 150 hours of unpaid work. Warner will also have to pay £100 compensation to PC Hadjisavvas.

Grant Warner, 36, (pictured Monday) racially abused and attempted to headbutt a Met Police officer as England football fans celebrated the 4-0 Euro 2020 quarter-final win over Ukraine

Grant Warner, 36, tried to break through a police cordon at Leicester Square and called PC Ioannis Hadjisavvas a ‘f*****g p***.’ Pictured: Fireworks explode as England fans celebrate after their 4-0 victory over Ukraine in central London on July 3, 2021

‘On July 3, 2021 in Leicester Square, a police cordon was put in place,’ Adrita Ahmed, prosecuting, told Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

‘The defendant attempted to break through the cordon.

‘There ended up being an altercation.

‘The defendant lunged towards PC Ioannis Hadjisavvas, attempting to headbutt him, but he moved his head away.

‘He continued to be aggressive.

‘A small wrap of cocaine was found in his pocket.

‘The defendant said ‘I’m going to sue you mate, you f**king p*** c**t.’

In his police interview he said: ‘I have friends who are Indian and Black, I would never say that.’

When Warner was asked if he would like to say anything in court he said: ‘I am genuinely, hand on heart, sorry.’

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