Racist chased Asian players at cricket tie

Have your say

A WOMAN went on a racist rampage at a cricket match, chasing Asian players around the pitch in the middle of a game, a court heard.

Lisa Notman was part of a group who hurled abuse at the players in Edinburgh, demanding to know: “Where are your visas?”

The 39-year-old also kicked a woman in the face during the incident at the Meadows.

Notman appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and admitted shouting, swearing, interrupting a cricket match, chasing players and uttering words of a racist nature during the breach of the peace offence.

Notman, who was listed in court papers as a prisoner in Cornton Vale, also pleaded guilty to attacking Yasmin Akamunde-Miles, along with an unknown woman, by repeatedly punching her on the face, pulling her hair, knocking her to the ground and repeatedly kicking her on the face and body.

She was originally accused of trying to steal cricket bats and other equipment, but the charge was dropped. Sheriff Neil MacKinnon deferred sentence for reports and remanded Notman in custody.