A ROSYTH man has been sentenced for racially abusing his friend’s mother.

James Gillespie, 25, of Forker Avenue, Rosyth, was jailed last year for nine months for a string of offences committed when he was “drinking far too much”.

Sentencing on one of the offences was deferred until he was released and, as a result, Gillespie was back in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

He had previously admitted that on April 9 last year, he acted in a racially-aggravated manner at an address in Rosyth by shouting racial remarks.

Gillespie went to the door of a friend and when his mother answered it, Gillespie called her a ‘Paki’ and ‘Nutella’.

Defence solicitor James Moncrieff said: “She is known to him. He went there to see her son but he wasn’t there. There was then an argument.

“Nutella was his nickname for her and she had a nickname for him.”

Sheriff Pino di Emidio described it as “an unpleasant incident”. He imposed a community payback order with one year’s supervision and 80 hours of unpaid work.