A MAN who made racist and sexually explicit remarks to three women on the Isle of Wight is due before a judge. 

Allan Cassells, of Clanfield, Waterlooville, appeared before Isle of Wight magistrates yesterday (Tuesday).

The 44-year-old admitted racially aggravated harassment, and two counts of using threatening, abusive or insulting words/behaviour to cause harassment/alarm/distress, in Ryde, on June 6, 2022.

He also admitted possession of cannabis on the same date. 

Prosecutor, Ann Smout, told the court a group of friends had met up on Ryde Seafront at approximately 10pm.

The court heard they were sat on a sea wall when Cassells approached, making strange noises. 

Mrs Smout said he scared the victims, screaming at them and calling them reprobates. 

When he was asked to leave, he made several derogatory, racist and sexually explicit comments. 

Cassells was later arrested, and found in possession of a small quantity of cannabis. 

In police interview, he told officers he couldn't remember what had happened. 

He said he couldn't recall the incident, but was embarrassed by his actions. 

Mrs Smout said he had already been made subject of an 18-month suspended sentence order for possession of a knife in a public place, for which he was in breach.

Michael McGoldrick, defending, said it was a one off relapse, and not Cassells sticking his fingers up to the court order. 

He said he described his actions as unacceptable and inexcusable, and it was not who he usually was. 

Mr McGoldrick said Cassells showed genuine remorse and was shocked and appalled by what he did. 

His case was adjourned for sentencing on November 22 at the Isle of Wight Crown Court. 

He was granted conditional bail.