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INVERNESS SHERIFF COURT: Police called to Seaforth Inn in Ullapool after customer disturbance in which South African waiter racially abused and woman hit

By Ali Morrison

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The case was heard at Inverness Sheriff Court.
The case was heard at Inverness Sheriff Court.

Police were called to a Wester Ross pub after a customer caused a disturbance there.

Brian McConville of Beith Street, Glasgow was in the Seaforth Inn in Ullapool on September 9 last year and stopped for a bite of lunch.

But the 41-year-old took exception to a member of staff and a woman who sat down next to him as the premises were busy.

McConville admitted making racially aggravated comments to a South African waiter telling him to go back where he belonged.

He then punched a woman on the shoulder having asked her to move away from him.

McConville also pleaded guilty to a charge of assault when he appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court.

Fiscal depute Emma MaEwan said McConville left but was traced by police to a nearby bus shelter and arrested.

Sentence was deferred until August 11 for a background report.

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