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£500 fine for man who yelled homophobic abuse – Glasgow

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A 66-year-old man has been handed a fine after he shouted a torrent of homophobic abuse towards a group of people at Glasgow Queen Street station. 

The incident happened just before 10pm on Saturday 4 March on the main concourse at the station. 

Thomas Morin of Greendyke Road, Edinburgh appeared before Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday 6 March and pleaded guilty to charge under Section 38 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing act. He was sentenced at the same hearing. 

Arresting officer PC Alan Kavanagh, said: “Targeting anyone with intimidating abuse because of who they are is disgusting and we will never tolerate it. Our officers were patrolling the station when we heard his comments so were quickly able to detain him and bring him before the courts. 

“I am pleased that Morin was handed this fine and I hope he thinks again before acting in such an offensive way.

“If anyone ever experiences homophobic or hate related abuse I would encourage them to report it to BTP. You can send a text discreetly to 61016 and we will investigate”
 

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