A MAN was shamed in court last week for racially abusing a shopworker in a supermarket.

Manus McGee of Braeside Road in Ayr kicked off at a member of staff in Lidl on Allison Street after he was summoned for acting suspiciously in the store on October 23 last year.

Depute Fiscal Ed Sheeran told Ayr Sheriff Court: “On October 23 at around 7.40pm the complainer had an interaction with the accused. The accused was behaving suspiciously and the complainer told him he was no longer welcome in the store.”

Mr Sheeran went on to say that McGee started pointing at the Turkish shopworker before shouting and swearing at him. He continued to behave aggressively and became racially abusive where he told him: “Go back to your own country you Iraqi b*****d”.

Staff and shoppers were left shocked at the disgusting slurs heard from the 43-year-old and reported him to police.

McGee was left red-faced in the dock before Sheriff John Montgomery handed him a Community Payback Order with 150 hours of unpaid work to do within six months.

The order was given as a direct alternative to custody. Sheriff Montgomery told McGee: “I’m not surprised you’re hanging your head in shame. I’m ordering you to do this unpaid work. If you don’t do it you’ll go to jail.”