A MAN admitted bullying a Polish resident at a homeless hostel and pouring a “liquid” over his head while he slept.

Harry Dennis Parker, 21, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated assault and harassment during a hearing at Chester Magistrates Court today (February 23).

He was reportedly one of a group who bullied Polish people using the Richmond Court hostel in Boughton, Chester.

The court heard the complainant, Maciej Zuchowski, had his food and drink tampered with and on August 23 last year woke up with “liquid being poured on his head”.

He had previously had to endure racist comments from Parker and others.

The defendant was sentenced to a 12-month community order to include a rehabilitation activity of up to 35 days.

He will also be subject to an electronically monitored curfew meaning he must be at his mum’s address at Westminster Road, Ellesmere Port, between 7pm and 7am for three weeks.

Joe Bleasdale, defending, stressed his client had pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and had ADHD and autism.

Parker easily succumbed to peer pressure, the solicitor said, but was now away from the people with whom he had associated at Richmond Court.

“It was an unsavoury incident but no injury has been caused to the complainant,” Mr Bleasdale said.

Besides the community order and curfew, Parker was also ordered to pay court costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of the same amount.