A drunken reveller has been fined more than £700 after pleading guilty to racially abusing a petrol station attendant.Oh? Details are, well, sketchy:
… when Mr Ullah refused to serve him, Reilly began shaking and banging the shop’s door.
He then insulted Mr Ullah’s mother and said she had “big boobs and big bum”.Not sure that that qualifies as racial abuse. Anything else?
Still the BP employee refused to serve him so Reilly, who admitted to having a Muslim girlfriend, turned his attentions to Mr Ullah’s religion.
He said: “Ooh Allah, ooh Allah. Allah sees you selling cigarettes and alcohol. Allah sees you and Allah’s angry with you.”Not sure that does, either. Religious abuse, maybe, but that’s not what he’s charged with, is it?
Still, the state has its money, so that’s all that matters:
Reilly was fined £580 but must also pay courts costs of £85, a victim surcharge of £15 and compensation to Mr Ullah of £50.Odd. Very odd.