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Prestwick man fined after racially abusing takeaway workers on night out

Prestwick man fined after racially abusing takeaway workers on night out

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Thursday May 25 2017

Local paper Ayr Advertiser reports on the conviction of a man who racially abused takeaway workers following a night out in Prestwick.

Steven Campbell, 31, verbally abused workers at the Kebab House in Prestwick on Friday 24 March, following a night of heavy drinking with friends.

Procurator Fiscal Scott Toal told Ayr Sheriff Court, “The accused entered the takeaway at 11.30pm and he was heavy under the influence of alcohol.

“He had spoken to two males in the shop who had already bought and received their food so the accused asked two of the members of staff why his food was not ready.

“They replied saying that he had not ordered any food.

“The accused then called them a f****** stupid p***.”

Police attended the shop and staff confirmed that Campbell had racially abused them.

Defence solicitor Peter Lockhart told the court it was 14 years since Campbell’s previous conviction, and said his client “regrettably made these foolish remarks and wishes to apologise directly”.

Campbell was convicted and ordered by Sheriff Carol Cunninghame to pay a fine of £300 within 28 days.


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