A VIOLENT man has been confined to his own house and front garden after a string of aggressive, racist attacks.

Paul Dickenson, 26,used threatening racially motivated language towards Brett Gordon, and Nathaniel Yon, and Adam Poon between January and May.

He also assaulted and harassed two police officers.

Dickenson, of Baffins Lane, Chichester, admitted 14 offences at Worthing Magistrates' Court on July 3 including being drunk and disorderly, possession of cannabis and breaching previous court orders.

Magistrates sentenced Dickenson to a 20 month suspended prison sentence, and issued him a curfew until October 2 banning him from leaving his property at night.

Magistrates said they had been particularly concerned by his "pattern of racially motivated offending over a five month period".