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Man fined for racially abusing takeaway staff

Man fined for racially abusing takeaway staff

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Thursday December 29 2016

The Falkirk Herald reports on a racist incident at a Turkish takeaway where a customer racially abused staff after being refused a kebab when he failed to pay for his order.

Andrew Fay, 47, appeared before Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday (22 December), in connection with the incident at Hot Kebabs, on Melville Street, Falkirk, on November 24.

The court heard Mr Fay entered the takeaway shop around midnight and ordered food but when asked to pay for his order, he claimed he had already paid telling the shopkeeper: “Give me my kebab, I gave you a tenner.”

Laura Knox, procurator fiscal depute told the court Mr Fay then left the shop but came back in and called a member of staff “a black b*****d”. 

He later told staff “Call the police if you want” while continuing to abuse the shop staff. When police arrived at the shop, Mr Fay told officers “Whatever he said is not true and that is a fact”, Ms Knox told the court. 

Mr Fay pleaded guilty to acting in a racially aggravated manner and causing alarm and distress to staff at Hot Kebabs. He was ordered to pay £200 compensation to both complainers at £10 per fortnight, according to the local paper.


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