Racial abuse charge denied

A man has been released on bail after being accused of racially abusive to his victim – but warned to stay out of the isles unless to attend court.

Keith Feeney, 39, of Mansefield Court in Kelso denies calling a man a “nigger” in the town’s Commercial Street, intending to cause alarm and distress.

Appearing in the dock with Feeney was Kori Garden, 33, of Thorngrove Avenue in Aberdeen. He pleaded not guilty to a separate charge of assaulting a man on the same day, and striking him on the head in Commercial Road.

Trial was set for 5th February next year, with an intermediate diet on 21st January.

The two were released on bail with a special condition they do not enter Shetland, unless for court appearances.


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