Racial abuse leaves 55-year-old woman with £450 fine

Speedy Peppers
A MORAY WOMAN appeared at Elgin Sheriff Court for sentencing this week after admitting acting in a racially aggravated and threatening manner at a Forres takeaway.

Christine Williamson had admitted in an earlier court appearance that she had accused Turkish takeaway worker Ahmet Toprak of “taking our jobs” when she shouted and swore in the Speedy Peppers shop on Forres High Street in April.

The 55-year-old from Christie Road in Elgin was also found to be in possession of cannabis with a street value of between £15 and £20 when she was arrested on April 25. The court was told that Williamson was “clearly intoxicated” when she arrived at the shop around 1.45am.

Fiscal Alison Wylie said that she was being abusive with her behaviour causing concern to the two Turkish people in the shop, adding: “She was making racist remarks, saying things about him being a foreigner and told him to go back to his own country.”

Sheriff David Hill fined Williamson £450. After sentencing Williamson offered her apologies adding that she had no memory of the incident.