A man has been sentenced for a serious assault on a Glasgow train after hitting a passenger who tried to stop him racially abusing a woman.
Scott Ramsey, 31, pleaded guilty to assault to severe injury and permanent impairment and racially aggravated and was sentenced to three years and eight months imprisonment and made the subject of a 12 month supervision order.
The court heard how Ramsey made racially offensive remarks to a 29-year-old woman on a train at Partick.
The racist remarks continued until another passenger, a 50-year-old man, intervened and told him to stop.
Ramsey struck at the man in a punching moment with a bottle he had been drinking from.
The bottle connected with the man’s mouth and jaw causing him to stumble.
Ramsey then tried to leave the carriage and the pair grappled before ending up on the train platform, where members of the public separated them.
The 50-year-old passenger sustained significant dental damage.
British Transport Police Detective Constable Neil Adams said: “Racist and extremely violent behaviour will not be tolerated on Scotland’s railways.
“I am glad that there is some justice for the victims and that this dangerous individual has been taken off the streets.”
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