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Woman who abused man in a bank receives supervision order

Woman who abused man in a bank receives supervision order

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Monday October 24 2016

The Press and Journal reports on the sentencing of a woman who racially abused a customer at a bank on 7 June.

Michelle Horrell, 47, appeared before Elgin Sherriff Court in connection with an incident at the Elgin High Street branch of the Bank of Scotland.

The court heard Ms Horrell was on the phone to her mobile provider when she “shouted a racist description” of Mr Mojlis Khan into it. Mr Khan was ahead of Ms Horrell in the bank queue at the time.

Fiscal Alison Wylie told the court Ms Horrell’s comments were “heard by other witnesses, and Mr Khan was shocked and upset by the remarks.”

Ms Horrell’s solicitor, Matthew O’Neill said she was “frustrated” at not being able to arrange the mobile contract she wanted and “took this out on the gentleman who was standing in front of her.”

Ms Horrell admitted acting in a racially aggravated manner intended to cause alarm and distress.

Sheriff Chris Dickson said Ms Horrell used “horrible and offensive” language noting she had been before the court on a similar charge previously.

Ms Horrell was sentenced to remain under supervision for a year.


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