Racist thug at­tacks cops

Stirling Observer - - FRONT PAGE - Court Reporter

A RACIST thug bit two cops, tried to tear off leg re­straints with his teeth, and spat at a third, call­ing him a“f ****** Ne­gro”.

Scott Sin­clair went wild af­ter be­ing ar­rested over al­le­ga­tions that he had breached an out­stand­ing com­mu­nity pay­back or­der.

When he re­alised he was go­ing to be kept in cells for the week­end, he“be­came very ag­gres­sive, slam­ming both hands on the charge bar”at Stirling po­lice sta­tion, the city’s sher­iff court was told yes­ter­day (Thurs­day).

Pros­e­cu­tor Laura Knox said Sin­clair (24) spat at PC Kevin Deane, asked him what lan­guage he spoke, and told him,“You’re a f ****** Ne­gro, you should be work­ing in a cor­ner shop.”

He bit a woman po­lice of­fi­cer on the leg, and had to be hand­cuffed and placed in leg re­straints.

Mrs Knox said:“The ac­cused then at­tempted to take his leg re­straints off us­ing his teeth.

“PC Mark Camp­bell pulled the leg re­straints from his mouth, and in the process was bit­ten by the ac­cused on the left pinkie fin­ger, re­sult­ing in a one-cen­time­tre lac­er­a­tion.

“He con­tin­ued to shout abuse at Of­fi­cer Dean, and was re­strained on his stom­ach.

“A spit hood was ap­plied and later re­moved, and he was taken to a cell.”

Sin­clair, of Charles Street, Dry­men, pleaded guilty to three charges of po­lice as­sault and one of be­hav­ing in a racially-ag­gra­vated man­ner.

The in­ci­dents oc­curred on Au­gust 5.

Harry Couch­lin, de­fend­ing, said:“He re­acted badly at the po­lice sta­tion charge bar when he re­alised he was go­ing to be kept in for the week­end.”

Sher­iff Wil­liam Gilchrist de­ferred sen­tence for re­ports, and re­manded Sin­clair in cus­tody un­til Septem­ber 27.

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