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Man who abused Muslim family visiting Scotland handed community order

Man who abused Muslim family visiting Scotland handed community order

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Tuesday January 24 2017

Glasgow’s Evening Times reports on the sentencing of a man who verbally abused a Muslim family during their visit to Scotland last September calling them “terrorists”.

Christopher Tague, 33, had been at a Celtic vs Rangers football match on September 10, 2016 when he approached the Muslim family who were eating in the city’s George Square.

Tague abused the family saying things like “f*** Mohammad”, “you’re terrorists” and “f*** Muslims”.

The local paper notes several passersby attempted to interject as Tague shouted at the family before police were finally called. Officers arrested Tague and placed him in custody where he told them he was free to “say what he wants”. Tague was noted to be in a state of heavy intoxication at the time of his arrest.

Tague appeared before Glasgow Sheriff Court on January 19 where he pleaded guilty to racially aggravated breach of the peace.

The court was told Tague was “remorseful” for his conduct which he accepted was “deplorable and disgusting”.

Sheriff Cameron described Tague’s behaviour as “a disgrace” and said the only reason he would not hand out a custodial sentence was because Tague had a job.

Tague was handed a community payback order and told to undergo 155 hours of unpaid work with 25 of the hours added in relation to racial aggravation. He was instructed to complete the community payback order within six months.


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