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Man's racist rant after attack on pupil

An Aberdeen man dragged a pupil from a school and assaulted him because of a £10 debt.

Stuart Morrison, 44, admitted assaulting the boy while acting with others by punching and striking him on the head.

Morrison also admitted shouting, swearing and uttering threats of violence in a racially aggravated manner towards two teachers.

Sentence was deferred at Aberdeen Sheriff Court until later this month.

The court was told about a dispute over a small debt.

It heard how Morrison turned up with his daughter and confronted his 14-year-old victim during a gym class on 12 November 2013.

Fiscal depute Lynne Mannion said: "The accused entered the hall and told him to come over to him.

"Once within arms reach of the accused the young man was grabbed by the daughter and struck on his left ear by the accused."

Teachers threatened

The 14-year-old was then dragged out to the school gates, where Morrison encouraged his son to kick him.

The deputy head teacher and a colleague ran out to help after witnessing the assault, which ended with the boy lying on the ground.

Morrison swore and threatened them and was heard to say: "Somebody should do something about the Polish."

The police were called and the victim of the assault was taken to Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

Ms Mannion added: "The police caught up with the accused and he said: 'It'll be me you're looking for, is it?'"

Sheriff William Taylor called for social work reports and for the possibility of supervision requirements to be assessed.

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