MURDER suspect Dale Jones once told a probation officer he thought all Pakistanis were rapists, a court heard.
Jones (30), of East Bawtry Road, had admitted a public order offence in March 2015, for which he was given a supervision order.
He made his “racist belief” apparent to probation officer Alisdair Kirkpatrick, while discussing his violent offending.
In a statement read out at Sheffield Crown Court today, Mr Kirkpatrick said he was “taken aback” by the comment made last April, four months before pensioner Mushin Ahmed (81) was beaten to death.
“Most of the session was spent exploring [Jones'] attitude towards violence,” Mr Kirkpatrick told the court.
“A comment he made alarmed me and I was quite taken aback by his racist belief.
“He said: ‘P**** make me very angry.’ I asked him why and he replied: ‘All P**** are rapists.’
“I could tell by his responses and body language that he had felt this way for some time.”
Both Jones and co-defendant Damien Hunt (30), of Doncaster Road in Clifton, deny murdering Mr Ahmed. The trial continues.
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