A man who used 'vile and hate filled language' towards two officers after being arrested for possessing cannabis has been fined.

Tayyab Akhtar, 33, of Cornwall Close, Maidenhead was fined £300 in a hearing at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Friday, October 9.

On June 22 this year, Akhtar was stopped by two officers and a PCSO, in Maidenhead town centre. He was found to be in possession of a quantity of cannabis and subsequently arrested.

During his arrest, Akhtar subjected the two officers and the PCSO to verbal abuse, using extreme racially aggravated language towards them.

Akhtar pleaded guilty to one count of possession of cannabis and two counts of racially aggravated harassment.

He was charged on August 14.

Investigating officer, PC Luke Jenkins, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “This was some of the most vile and hate-filled language I have witnessed.

“Behaviour such as this will not be tolerated by Thames Valley Police and we are committed to bringing those responsible to justice.”