Cab fare thug,20 threat­ened cops

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page -

A MAN who punched a taxi driver in a racially ag­gra­vated as­sault called the po­lice to tell them — then threat­ened to kill any of­fi­cers who were sent to ar­rest him.

Paul Fraser, 20, of Westcroft Place, said he did not have the money to pay his fare of £10.50.

When the driver Mo­hammed Nadeem told Fraser to leave his bank card while he got money from his mother, he be­came ag­gres­sive and punched Mr Nadeem.

Fraser ad­mit­ted as­sault­ing Mr Nadeem at Westcroft Place on Oc­to­ber 28 by punch­ing him on the head to his in­jury, an of­fence that was racially ag­gra­vated.

He fur­ther ad­mit­ted mak­ing tele­phone calls to po­lice con­trol that were grossly of­fen­sive or of an in­de­cent, ob­scene or me­nac­ing char­ac­ter and ut­ter­ing racial re­marks and threats of vi­o­lence which were racially ag­gra­vated on the same date at the same place.

Fis­cal de­pute Ste­wart Dun­can told Dundee Sher­iff Court that Fraser had called po­lice con­trol and said some­body had as­saulted a “daftie” and used a racist term to de­scribe Mr Nadeem.

He added he would “kill any **** that gets in­volved and said he would ******* kill the po­lice and stab them if they came.

Po­lice ar­rived and found him to be ag­i­tated and heav­ily in­tox­i­cated.

Sher­iff Alas­tair Carmichael fined Fraser £300 and or­dered him to pay Mr Nadeem £300 i n com­pen­sa­tion.

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