AN EMERGENCY worker searching for a missing child was harassed by a man who called her and colleagues 'tramps'.

Ashley Dean White, 22, of Slade Road, Ryde admitted using threatening words and behaviour towards a police community support officer on March 24, when he appeared at the Isle of Wight Magistrates' Court on Tuesday (14).

The court heard how White had began calling community support officers 'tramps' as they returned to their car following the search for a missing girl.

Prosecutor, Ann Smout, said: "The PCSO was left with the fear that if she were to have been working alone that Mr White would have attacked her.

"In her victim personal statement she said Mr White is a vindictive bully who likes to get his own way and is willing to bully police officers in this way.

"It's also worth noting that this was the day after the lockdown began."

Barry Arnett, representing White, said: "He let his mouth do the talking and he said some things he knew he shouldn't have.

"I must stress that he was not offering any kind of violence towards the PCSO."

White was fined £120, ordered to pay costs of £85 and a surcharge of £32.