Pair plead guilty to racially abusing First Minister Humza Yousaf

The two people also made offensive remarks towards other SNP politicians earlier this year.

Pair admit racially abusing Humza Yousaf at Dundee court PA Media

Two people have admitted racially abusing Humza Yousaf and hurling offensive remarks at other SNP politicians.

Tracie Currie, 35, and Carl O’Brien, 25, admitted racially abusing the First Minister in the city on February 25.

Court papers detailed how the pair repeatedly made racist remarks about Yousaf and prejudiced comments about religion in the city’s Seagate.

Following this, they directed verbal abuse towards local SNP MSP Shona Robison, who is now Deputy First Minister, and MP Chris Law at the party’s parliamentary office on Old Glamis Road on the same day.

Currie and O’Brien pleaded guilty at Dundee Sheriff Court.PA Media

The court papers said O’Brien also repeatedly phoned the Dundee SNP parliamentary office and made offensive remarks the previous day, on February 24.

Nominations for the SNP leadership contest closed that day, and Yousaf was one of three candidates.

Currie pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and struggling outside a police station on Bell Street in Dundee as well as being in possession of cocaine, which the court accepted.

O’Brien denied a further charge of threatening and abusive behaviour, which was accepted by the court.

Sheriff Alastair Carmichael continued bail on Currie and O’Brien and they will appear in court again on October 3.

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