Ex bomb maker arrested for hurling racial abuse at Gwent PC

A FORMER member of a far-right group previously jailed for making explosives was hauled back into court yesterday after hurling racial abuse at a police officer.

Darren Tinklin, 28, called ethnic minority officer PC Wayne Hunte a “nigger” and a “coon” after being arrested for fleeing police on the A467 in Risca, Newport magistrates heard.

Tinklin ran away across the dual carriageway before jumping over the central reservation.

PC Thomas Jenkins detained him, but he threatened the officer saying he would find out where his family lived.

He was then taken to Ystrad Mynach police station, but racially abused PC Jenkins’ colleague PC Hunte, the court heard.

Tinklin, of Vale View, Maesycwmmer, swore at the officer twice and suggested he should go back to his country, prosecutor Jeff Mark told the court.

Magistrates heard he had been left angry after sustaining a sore hand following his arrest on the A467.

He got into an argument with PC Jenkins after his vehicle broke down near the Full Moon roundabout.

Tinklin said he felt “bullied” by police and the only way to get back at the force was to racially abuse PC Hunte.

His solicitor, Mike Heames acknowledged his client had “gone over the top” by running away from police, but said he had taken valium tablets earlier that day.

Tinklin pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated charge of using threatening words and behaviour. He also admitted resisting a constable in the execution of his duty.

Magistrate Phillip Walker gave him 140 hours unpaid work and ordered him to pay £100 compensation to PC Hunte for causing him “stress and anxiety”.

He also imposed a one-year community order, including the unpaid work, and a requirement to attend a thinking skills programme, and ordered Tinklin to pay £85 prosecution costs and a £60 victim surcharge.

The Argus reported how Tinklin was jailed for three years in 2010 after police recovered a pipe bomb, Nazi paraphernalia and an improvised firearm at his home.

Tinklin admitted charges, including making an explosive substance and a pipe bomb.

Newport Crown Court had heard he had been involved with far-right extremist groups, but had ended his involvement in 2005.

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5:09pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

"The Argus reported how Tinklin was jailed for three years in 2010 after police recovered a pipe bomb, Nazi paraphernalia and an improvised firearm at his home."

Dangerous people - obviously either three years wasn't a long enough sentence or he found three years' prison comfortable enough to not mind going back there. One thing's for sure, if he'd spent three years in somewhere like Auschwitz he wouldn't want to go back there - that's if he was lucky enough to be 'blessed' with the miracle of leaving their alive.
"The Argus reported how Tinklin was jailed for three years in 2010 after police recovered a pipe bomb, Nazi paraphernalia and an improvised firearm at his home." Dangerous people - obviously either three years wasn't a long enough sentence or he found three years' prison comfortable enough to not mind going back there. One thing's for sure, if he'd spent three years in somewhere like Auschwitz he wouldn't want to go back there - that's if he was lucky enough to be 'blessed' with the miracle of leaving their alive. Katie Re-Registered

11:27pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Mike0408 says...

ordered him to pay £100 compensation to PC Hunte for causing him “stress and anxiety”.

isn't stress and anxiety and being called names all part of the job as a police officer?? isn't that what they get paid for after all? why should the police officer get £100 for doing his job?
ordered him to pay £100 compensation to PC Hunte for causing him “stress and anxiety”. isn't stress and anxiety and being called names all part of the job as a police officer?? isn't that what they get paid for after all? why should the police officer get £100 for doing his job? Mike0408

1:28pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Stuart 11 says...

Mike 0408, how lovely and ignorant you are. Police officers, community support officers and their civilian colleagues all work for the public, at their request, to keep the peace, protect life and property and up hold the laws of the land. They are not too dissimilar to doctors, nurses, paramedics, firemen all of whom provide a public service, looking after and protecting people.
not one of the above, which includes police should accept or put up with any kind of abuse as part of their work. I'm sure you, as a brain surgeon, wouldn't expect abuse for ' doing your job' so neither should they.
What a horrible and disrespectful world we'd live in if everyone shared your way of thinking.
Try going up to Pc Plod in the street shouting abuse and swearing at him or her and see what their thoughts on the matter are........
Mike 0408, how lovely and ignorant you are. Police officers, community support officers and their civilian colleagues all work for the public, at their request, to keep the peace, protect life and property and up hold the laws of the land. They are not too dissimilar to doctors, nurses, paramedics, firemen all of whom provide a public service, looking after and protecting people. not one of the above, which includes police should accept or put up with any kind of abuse as part of their work. I'm sure you, as a brain surgeon, wouldn't expect abuse for ' doing your job' so neither should they. What a horrible and disrespectful world we'd live in if everyone shared your way of thinking. Try going up to Pc Plod in the street shouting abuse and swearing at him or her and see what their thoughts on the matter are........ Stuart 11

4:28pm Mon 6 Jan 14

geraldllewellyn says...

So in the red corner we have an "ex" member of a far right wing group who has previously been found guilty of making explosives. And in the blue corner two police officers (civil servants mike0408)
According to the article not only has tinklin resisted arrest and endangered his and other people's lives by fleeing across a dual carriageway and not only racially abused a police officer but also whilst under the influence of valium.
If you ask me his punishment is too lenient and he should be grateful he only has to give up £100 compensation. (£10 a month from his hard earned benefits wouldn't surprise me!)
Thankfully the vast majority of the public think like stuart11 rather than mike0408.
So in the red corner we have an "ex" member of a far right wing group who has previously been found guilty of making explosives. And in the blue corner two police officers (civil servants mike0408) According to the article not only has tinklin resisted arrest and endangered his and other people's lives by fleeing across a dual carriageway and not only racially abused a police officer but also whilst under the influence of valium. If you ask me his punishment is too lenient and he should be grateful he only has to give up £100 compensation. (£10 a month from his hard earned benefits wouldn't surprise me!) Thankfully the vast majority of the public think like stuart11 rather than mike0408. geraldllewellyn

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