Booze ban for man who threatened to stab shopkeeper in racist attack

An Ormiston thug who threatened to stab a shopkeeper during a racist attack has been warned of his future behaviour after being admonished.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 4:45 pm
The sheriff imposed a conduct requirement that the offender must not possess or consume alcohol.

Peter Perallos called Mohammed Shazaad “a black b*****d” and “a p**i b*****d” and shouted “I’m going to stab you” at the store owner in the village in October last year.

Perallos, 34, then traded punches with the shopkeeper before Mr Shazaad managed to chase the attacker away by waving a golf club at him.

Police were called in and Perallos was soon traced to his nearby home at Park Road at around 6.30pm on October 30 last year.

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The thug admitted the corner shop attack when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in December and returned to the dock for sentencing.

Perallos was also in court for sentencing on two further matters including assaulting a man by striking him to the head to his injury at Harbour Road, Cockenzie, on January 15 this year.

Sheriff Adrian Fraser admonished Perallos on the incident involving the shopkeeper but then placed him on a two-year supervision order for the Cockenzie assault earlier this year.

The sheriff also imposed a conduct requirement that the offender must not possess or consume alcohol.

Perallos admitted a third charge of behaving in a threatening or abusive manner by shouting, swearing and repeatedly threatening to damage household property at an address in Cockenzie on February 12 this year.

Sentence on that matter was deferred to April 27.

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