Chemical worker in race rant
Malaysia dentist in tears
A chemicals worker who told a Malaysian dentist “this is Scotland, not Syria” has been ordered to pay compensation.
Martin Georgeson (27), launched into a tirade of racist abuse after turning up late to get his teeth fixed at Falkirk Community Hospital.
He had to wait 40 minutes, and when he got into the chair he swore at three staff, calling them skivvies, and told the female Malaysian dentist “this is Scotland, not f ****** Syria”. The dentist, who was not named was in tears as a result of the incident, and police were called.
At Falkirk Sheriff Court on Friday, Georgeson, of Airth, a worker at Grangemouth agricchemicals company Syngenta, pleaded guilty to using racially-aggravated threatening and abusive behaviour.
The incident occurred on April 19 after a road accident in which Georgeson suffered a broken sternum, a fractured pelvis, and broken ribs. Defence agent Gordon Addison said: “The dental problem he had gone to see about was related – he had basically given his head such a shake that his teeth were loose. He was in considerable pain.”
Mr Addison said his client apologised for his actions. Georgeson, of Forrester Place, was ordered to pay £650 compensation: £350 to the dentist and £100 each to the three staff members. The sheriff said Georgeson’s behaviour had been “reprehensible”.
He added: “As well as everything else, it appears he is completely geographically challenged.”