A Newton Stewart man who spat at and hurled racist abuse at police after overindulging at Creetown’s Gala Day was fined £450 by Sheriff Kenneth Robb at the court in Stranraer on Tuesday.
Callum Anderson, aged 20, 11 Auchendoon Road, admitted spitting on an officer in Harbour Street on August 10 and, in a police van travelling between Creetown and Stranraer Police Station, repeatedly shouting and swearing, challenging officers to a fight, and making derogatory and racially aggravated remarks. The court heard that the accused had been approached by police after they noticed he was drunk and had a cut to the back of his left ear. When he became aggressive and spat at one of the officers he was arrested. He continued to act aggressively in the back of the police vehicle and called the officers “a bunch of Fenian b*****s”.
Sheriff Robb commented that, as a first offender, Anderson had started off “with a bang”.