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Parking fine sparks racist slur and assault at hotel

A PARKING ticket turned into a one-way ticket to the police station for an Oban hotel guest who blew his top at the fine.

‘It is an appalling over-reaction to getting a ticket,’ said Sheriff Ruth Anderson QC, who called for reports on James McKie, of 19 Northwood Road, Tullibody, Alloa, after he appeared before the town’s sheriff court last week as a first-time offender at the age of 54.

‘You should be utterly ashamed of yourself,’ she said, adding that she wanted to know more about his background before passing sentence.

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