Abu­sive lout stared at neigh­bour through win­dow

Paisley Daily Express - - Front Page - Ron Moore

A jeal­ous woman made racially- abu­sive slurs about her Pol­ish neigh­bour in a row over a new kitchen.

Eileen Drum­mond, 31, blew her top when she heard her neigh­bour and for­mer pal Pa­tryska Singh was get­ting a new kitchen fit­ted in the flat be­neath her.

Pais­ley Sher­iff Court heard Drum­mond re­peat­edly banged on the floors, shouted, swore and made of­fen­sive com­ments, stared in her vic­tim’s win­dow and acted ag­gres­sively at the ad­dress in Waulk­mill Av­enue, Bar­rhead, on Fe­bru­ary 15.

Fis­cal de­pute Frank Clarke said: “The re­la­tion­ship was not in the best of terms.

“The com­plainer was present at her house with her mother and her daugh­ter when they heard shout­ing, swear­ing and noise.

“They heard ‘f**king Pol­ish’. This was re­peated sev­eral times. The ac­cused from the flat above was now out­side in the back gar­den.

“When Miss Singh looked out the win­dow, she heard the com­ment ‘f**king Pol­ish’ again. She ob­served the ac­cused star­ing in the win­dow.

“The com­plainer and other par­ties in the house be­came con­cerned, and she con­tacted po­lice.”

This week, Drum­mond pleaded guilty to charges of act­ing in a racially ag­gra­vated man­ner in that she banged floors, shouted, swore, ut­tered racist re­marks and was ag­gres­sive.

De­fence agent Gra­ham Bryson said: “The re­la­tion­ship with the fam­ily up­stairs was, for a time, quite good. Miss Drum­mond had of­fered sup­port to Miss Singh when she was preg­nant.

“Her view is the com­plainer’s mother caused ran­cour in the re­la­tion­ship.

“Then she heard the com­plainer was be­ing equipped with a new kitchen and felt it was pref­er­en­tial treat­ment.

“She also re­ceived a let­ter telling her she was about to be evicted be­cause of her racial at­ti­tude. She lost her tem­per and now re­grets her ac­tions.”

Sher­iff David Hall told Drum­mond: “This be­hav­iour is sim­ply not ac­cept­able.

“You let your­self down by be­hav­ing in the way you did in mak­ing these re­marks at your neigh­bours.”

He de­ferred sen­tence on her for six months for her to be of good be­hav­iour and re­leased her bail on the con­di­tion that she not ap­proach or con­tact Miss Singh.

He warned her that, if there are any more in­ci­dents, she will be sent to jail.

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