“I will come to your office and smash your skull in."
Ahmad Bhana, aged 33, of Bolton, was jailed for two years after he subjected a social worker to a tirade of racist abuse and threatened to kill her.
Bolton Crown Court heard that he bombarded the Bolton Council official with hundreds of calls in an access battle involving his daughter.
Bhana also told her he would find out where she lived and kill her.
Mark Pritchard, prosecuting, said the victim’s ordeal began when she was assigned to deal with the case of Bhana’s daughter, who has severe learning difficulties and cerebral palsy.
One early call saw Bhana call the social worker a “pathetic worthless b****” and a “dirty white rat”.
The matter was reported to police, however, the victim did not want to pursue any charges at that time.
On June 29, 2021, the social worker called Bhana to inform him that a court had ordered a welfare report on his daughter.
But while she tried to explain the situation, Bhana shouted at her and made threats.
He called her a “filthy white s**g” and added:
“I will come to your office and smash your skull in.”
Throughout July, Bhana’s behaviour continued. On one occasion, the woman had 149 missed calls from Bhana.
Bhana admitted a charge of racially aggravated behaviour causing fear of violence.
In a victim impact statement, the social worker said she had been left fearing for her safety.
The threats also caused her to change her route to work.
Ben Berkson, defending, said:
“He is sorry for what he has done and that is emphasised by his early guilty plea. He is shocked by his own behaviour.”
The mother of his daughter had suffered complications during pregnancy, causing the child to be born with cerebral palsy.
Mr Berkson said the couple had taken court action against the hospital trust concerned.
Bhana had been trying to gain access to his daughter for three-and-a-half years, which had “manifested itself” through this offending.
Mr Berkson added that Bhana had also suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after being the victim of a serious stabbing in 2015. His mother now acted as his carer.
Recorder Ciaran Rankin said:
“This was a persistent offence over many months, to someone who was merely doing their job.”
Ahmad Bhana was sentenced to two years in prison.