Racist knocked Good Samaritan’s teeth out with beer bottle

Scott Ramsey, 31, has been jailed for three years and eight months for the attack on board a train.

A racist who smacked a beer bottle off a Good Samaritan’s face as they tried to stop his tirade of abuse has been jailed.

Scott Ramsey, 31, pounced on Hugh Barr, 50, whilst on a train near Glasgow’s Partick last May.

Ramsey said an anti-Islamic slur before claiming passenger Natasha Singh, 29, “probably doesn’t speak English”.

He then said he would break her nose before being told “that’s enough” by Mr Barr.

Ramsey then smacked the glass bottle against Mr Barr’s jaw which knocked out five of his teeth.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court last month, Ramsey pleaded guilty to the assault to Mr Barr’s severe injury and permanent impairment. He also admitted acting in a racially aggravated manner towards Miss Singh.

Mr Barr was found to have a cut on his upper lip as well as five teeth displaced from the socket.

Prosecutor Lauren McRobert said: “His teeth were severed from the nerve and has resulted in no feeling from his upper teeth.”

The court heard Mr Barr will need to have three teeth replaced over the next two years costing him around £6000.

Returning to court for sentencing on Tuesday, Ramsey was jailed for three years and eight months. On his release, he will also be supervised for a year.

At the conclusion of the court case, detective constable Neil Adams, from British Transport Police, said: “Racist and extremely violent behaviour will not be tolerated on Scotland’s railways.

“I am glad that there is some justice for the victims and that this dangerous individual has been taken off the streets.”

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