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Man shouted racist abuse outside Inverness takeaway

By Ali Morrison

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Shaun Stewart struggled with police during his arrest.
Shaun Stewart struggled with police during his arrest.

A 28-year-old Inverness man who shouted racist abuse at people of Asian origin outside a city takeaway then struggled violently with police during his arrest.

Shaun Stewart was appearing at Inverness Sheriff Court for sentencing on the two offences which he admitted after the case was previously deferred for a background report.

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Stewart, of Balachlan Drive, Inverness was spotted by officers shouting and swearing at the group on the evening of December 30, last year in Church Street.

Sheriff Robert Frazer was told that he made off but was quickly arrested.

Fiscal depute Naomi Duffy-Welsh said: "He was struggling with officers, lashing out and became combative. A PAVA spray had to be used."

Defence solicitor Rory Gowans told the court: "He has nothing outstanding and wants to keep it that way."

Stewart was ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.

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