Man sentenced for “go back to Zimbabwe” racist rant at cop

STIRLING, United Kingdom – A man who racially abused a police officer in Stirling has been told to complete a 12-month community payback order.

Gary Dornan had gone to the New Allan Park doctor’s surgery on March 2 and became agitated after being told that he was not due to receive any medication that day.

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Police were called and askeed to get him out of the premises.

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Stirling Sheriff Court heard on Wednesday that Dornan (27) was not causing a disturbance when they arrived but it kicked off as he was taken outside by police.

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Fiscal depute Sonia Kalkat said that Dornan became agitated and started shouting and swearing at police, telling one officer “go back to Zimbabwe”.

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Dornan was arrested but continued with his behaviour asking the officer “why do they let folk like you in the polis?” and later calling him “a black b******”.

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Dornan, of Beatty Avenue, Stirling, admitted acting in a racially aggravated manner outside the surgery in Stirling’s Allan Park.

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His agent Frazer McCready said that Dornan felt remorseful and guilty about his behaviour that day, adding: “He is embarrassed and ashamed that he committed this offence.”

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The court was told that Dornan had a drug problem and that he could benefit from the supervision aspect of a community payback order.

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Sheriff William Gilchrist said: “It is clear from the report that there is an underlying problem which is your drug addiction.”

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The order will include drug treatment.