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PC James Grant faces 'racist remarks' charge

A police officer is to stand trial next year for allegedly shouting racist remarks while off duty at a worker at a take-away shop in Glasgow.

James Grant is accused of shouting the remarks at Mohammed Bikaai, at Barbeque King, Great Western Road, on 6 October.

The 26-year-old is also alleged to have punched another employee, Mamoud Salari, on the head.

Mr Grant, from Barmulloch, denies the charges against him and faces trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court in February.

He also charged with willfully or recklessly destroying property not belonging to him by breaking a broom handle and smashing a light with it.

Co-accused

He faces another charge of carrying an offensive weapon by having the broom handle.

Mr Grant and another man, 27-year-old Calum Sinclair, from Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, are accused of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing, kicking a sign and pushing over the cash register.

They allegedly entered the food area reserved for staff and brandished a broom handle, threw items of food and struck kitchen items, a door and a bin with a broom handle and uttered threats.

Both men deny all of the charges against them.

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