Drunk guilty of racist slur

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A DRUNK woman hurled vile racist abuse at an Asian shopkeeper, a court has heard.

Agnes Russell, 47, uttered an offensive remark concerning Mohammed Haris’ ethnic background, Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard yesterday.

Russell pleaded guilty to committing a racially aggravated breach of the peace at Salem’s Newsagents in Easter Road in September 2011.

The court heard how Russell, of Musselburgh, had psychiatric problems. Sentence was deferred until next month.