A London police officer has admitted punching a bouncer and telling him to 'go back where you came from'.
PC James Balneaves, 29, Heckford Close, Watford, admitted racially aggravated common assault at Westminster Magistrates Court.
The officer, who works in Brent, was on a night out on Saturday, October 19, when he attempted to enter the Opal Bar nightclub in Embankment, central London.
Door staff refused to let the officer and a woman he was with enter as they felt they were too drunk. The officer attempted to use his warrant card to demand to see the club’s manager, however, the doorman refused the request and asked him to leave.
PC Balneaves punched him in the face and told him to ‘go back to where he came from’. The doorman received a cut to the face.
Officers were called and PC Balneaves was arrested and charged on November 26.
He admitted the charge on Thursday, December 12, and was due to be sentenced at Westminster Magistrates Court yesterday (Monday).
He is currently on restricted duties, which will now be reviewed.