A man has been fined for racial abuse for the second time in three months.

Allan Morris was found guilty of racially abusing the manager and a customer at Piri Piri Express in Eastbourne at 8pm on July 1.

Morris, 38, of Fletcher Close, Hailsham, pleaded guilty to two counts of racially or religiously aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress.

He was ordered to pay £50 compensation to each victim, a £60 victim surcharge and a £100 fine.

He was also placed under an alcohol treatment requirement for six months and a community order after appearing in court in Hastings on August 5.

Sergeant Peter Allan, Sussex Police’s hate crime sergeant, said: “I am pleased Allan Morris has been sentenced for the racially aggravated words he used against the two men in the takeaway.

“This sentence sends out a clear signal that we will take a robust approach to those who target individuals based on race, disability, gender identity, religion or sexual orientation.

“I hope this case will encourage other victims of hate crime to report such behaviour to the police.”

Morris was fined in May for racially abusing an off-duty security guard who was catching a bus in Terminus Road, Eastbourne.

Morris racially abused the Asian man when he said he did not have any change.

He pleaded guilty to racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress and was fined £100 plus a £20 victim surcharge at Hastings Magistrates’ Court in May.

A police spokesman said: “We take all reports of hate crime extremely seriously.

“If you are experiencing hate crime you should contact us by calling 01273 470101, or 999 in an emergency.

“To report online, complete the form on our website or via the True Vision website.”