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A man has been ordered to complete 80 hours community service for assaulting a racial abuse victim on the streets of Belfast

A man has been ordered to complete 80 hours community service for assaulting a racial abuse victim on the streets of Belfast

A man has been ordered to complete 80 hours community service for assaulting a racial abuse victim on the streets of Belfast

A man has been ordered to complete 80 hours community service for assaulting a racial abuse victim on the streets of Belfast.

Jamie Scott was part of a crowd who chanted "P***, P***" at their target before he was pushed and shoved, a court heard.

Scott (20) pleaded guilty to a charge of common assault.

Belfast Magistrates Court was told the victim was racially taunted by a group standing on the Ormeau Road on March 7.

It was claimed that Scott, of Belfast Road in Saintfield, Ballynahinch, said: "F*** you, you b******, I will drop you."

As the victim turned to walk away he was pushed and subjected to more racist slurs. Scott was arrested a short time later and subsequently picked out during an identification procedure.

According to his lawyer, he regrets his "completely out of character" behaviour and wanted to apologise to the victim.

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"He had a large amount of alcohol taken," the barrister said.


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