A MAN has been ordered to make a £200 donation to an anti-sectarian charity - despite being convicted of racially abusing staff at an Indian takeaway.

Barry Young appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court last week for sentencing after pleading guilty to acting in a racially aggravated manner towards an employee at Barbeque Kings in Lomond Drive, Bellsmyre.

Tuesday's hearing was told that Young entered the food premises around 7pm on October 19 last year and was clearly intoxicated.

The fiscal depute said the accused immediately became abusive towards the owners of the eatery and shouted "do you know who I am?"

In an irate state, he then shouted racial remarks including "What are you even doing here ya f*****g P**i?"

Police attended a short time later and Young was arrested and handcuffed. He admitted to officers: "Aye, I did cause it in there and I am a f*****g racist."

He then offered to fight officers, saying: "Take these cuffs off and I'll fight you. I'll find out where you stay and I'll shoot you tomorrow."

Young also referred to the two constables as "a couple of p***s" while being driven to Clydebank police office.

The self-employed 41-year-old had a not guilty plea of attempting to pervert the course of justice accepted by prosecutors after he allegedly told police he was residing at a Dunbritton Housing Association flat in Alexandria. His current address was not listed in court papers.

His defence solicitor told the court: "Very much alcohol has been a factor in this behaviour. He very much accepts responsibility and in no way minimises this behaviour. He is embarrassed and he is ashamed.

"He thought he had put that type of behaviour behind him and he is entirely disappointed in himself that he finds himself here again."

After being informed that Young would be in a position to make a financial contribution to the victims, Sheriff John Hamilton replied: "It does not quite sit right with me to say 'I'm awfully sorry, here is some money'. What perhaps might be better is a donation to charity."

Young was ordered to carry out 180 hours of unpaid work within six months and pay £200 within 28 days to the charity Nil By Mouth. He will also be under social workers' supervision for six months.

The sheriff added: "This behaviour, as you will appreciate, is deeply unacceptable."