Racial abuse denied
A man has denied racially abusing a Wishaw General employee and assaulting a police officer.
Mark Langford denied all seven charges against him in court last week relating to alleged incidents in Laurel Drive, Craigneuk, Wishaw General Hospital and Motherwell Police Office.
It is alleged that on June 20 at Laurel Drive and at Motherwell Police Office, Langford behaved in a threatening manner likely to cause fear and alarm by repeatedly shouting, swearing, making threats of violence and behaving in an aggressive manner.
He is also accused of resisting arrest in Laurel Drive and struggling violently with police constables Mark Lamb and Craig Dunn.
A further allegation was made that the 24-yearold assaulted PC Dunn by attempting to bite him on the body.
Langford also pled not guilty to two charges which are alleged to have taken place at Wishaw General.
He is accused of behaving in a racially aggravated manner which caused alarm and distress to hospital employee Chenai Mautsi by shouting, swearing and making racial remarks.
It is also alleged Langford behaved in a threatening manner at the hospital by shouting, swearing, uttering threats of violence and behaving in an aggressive manner.
Langford also pleaded not guilty to attempting to head-butt James King at Motherwell Police Office on June 21.
The final charge the accused denied was that he allegedly repeatedly made threats of violence and uttered offensive remarks at Motherwell Police Office and within a security vehicle en-route to Hamilton Sheriff Court.
During the course of the journey, Langford is accused of shouting, swearing and behaving in an aggressive manner with the alleged offence being aggravated by religious prejudice.
Bail was refused and Langford, of Laurel Drive, Craigneuk, was remanded in custody by Sheriff Gerard P MacMillan.
A further hearing in the case will take place on July 10 with Langford expected to stand trial at Hamilton Sheriff Court on July 21.
Accused of behaving in a racially aggravated manner which caused alarm and distress
Wishaw General Langford denies making racist remarks to a hospital employee