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Englishman jailed for ‘burgers and Buckfast’ jibe

Livingston Sheriff Court herad that Paul Rowell made comments that could be perceived as racist

Livingston Sheriff Court herad that Paul Rowell made comments that could be perceived as racist

AN Englishman who accused Scots of having a diet of “burgers and Buckfast” has been jailed for eight months.

Paul Rowell made the racist remarks to a couple in a Wetherspoon’s pub in Livingston, West Lothian.

He approached David Fraser, 46, and his wife Lynne, 50, who were out for a drink on a Saturday afternoon, before shouting at them.

Graham Fraser, prosecuting, told Livingston Sheriff Court that Rowell, 42, said: “He made comments which they perceived as being racist, making reference to them having a diet of ‘burgers and Buckfast’.

The court heard Rowell started shouting and swearing when a member of staff forced him out of the pub.

Minutes later he came back into the bar and followed the employee to a glass washing area next to the bar, where he pushed 100 tumblers to the ground, causing £200 of damage.

Rowell, of Livingston, appeared for sentence yesterday after earlier pleading guilty to acting in a racially aggravated manner and recklessly breaking glasses on October 20 last year.

 
 
 

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