Musselburgh taxi driver ‘ashamed’of religious threats

Haddington Sheriff Court

Haddington Sheriff Court

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A Musselburgh taxi driver threatened police he would “join the UVF and kill some taigs” – despite his own grandmother being a Catholic.

Gary MacIntyre (43), 61 Pinkie Terrace, had been taken to a police station following an argument with his partner last December when he made the comments to officers.

Depute fiscal Graham Fraser told Haddington Sheriff Court: “The accused had a relationship with the woman for about six years and she was at home with him. Their child began to cry and she asked him to comfort the child.

“He then began to be abusive towards her. During the course of [the row] he referred to her as a lesbian and a dyke.”

Mr Fraser said MacIntyre grabbed hold of the woman’s clothing and a struggle ensued. After being arrested MacIntyre was taken to St Leonard’s police station in Edinburgh where he used the derogatory term for Catholics.

Full story and more from Haddington Sheriff Court in this week’s Musselburgh News and East Lothian News, on sale now.

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