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A former soldier who chased a teacher down a street while wielding umbrellas and hurling racist abuse has avoided jail after court heard he had been diagnosed with PTSD.
Robert Browne, 56, pleaded guilty to racially aggravated common assault at Tameside Magistrates Court after a viral video showed him shouting a racist slur at 40-year-old teacher Shabir Makim.
The ex-soldier goes on to repeatedly call Mr Makim the P-word, as well as a a 'b*****d' and a 'c***'.
Former soldier Robert Browne (pictured) was handed a 10-week suspended sentence after he pleaded guilty to racially aggravated assault
The attack occurred after Mr Makim heard Browne harassing a homeless person nearby.
Speaking at the time Mr Makim explained: 'The homeless man was just minding his own business - he's a local homeless man who everyone knows.'
Mr Makim started filming the 'aggressive' incident after he heard Browne ask the homeless man things like 'why are you here' and 'why don't you