Abusive lout stared at neighbour through window
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.