A MAN has been fined for racially assaulting a police officer.

Samuel Connor has been ordered to pay a total of £170 by Brighton magistrates after he assaulted Special Constable Horn in Brighton on July 10, 2021.

The offence was deemed to be racially aggravated.

The 46-year-old pleaded guilty to the offence, along with additional charges of assault and assault by beating of an emergency worker.

Connor, of St Aubyn's, Eastbourne, must completed an alcohol treatment programme and a rehabilitation programme.

He was fined £75 and must pay £95 to fund victim services.