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Taxi driver to face trial over alleged abuse of Muslim neighbour

Taxi driver to face trial over alleged abuse of Muslim neighbour

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Monday June 13 2016

The Glasgow Evening Times reports on a trial date set for a taxi driver who allegedly made anti-Muslim comments towards his neighbour while drunk.

Glasgow City Council heard that the 60 year old man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, allegedly approached his neighbour’s house at around 5.45pm on 3 April in a drunken state.

The man is alleged to have made racist and anti-Muslim comments leaving his neighbour’s family, including their two young children, in a state of fear and alarm.

It is also alleged that the taxi driver attempted to grab his neighbour by the throat and threw plant pots at the door of the property in Bearsden.

The man pleaded not guilty to a racially aggravated offence and a trial date has been set for July 27.

At the hearing at Glasgow City Council last week, police called for the suspension of the man’s taxi driver’s license. The request was denied.


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