AN OFFENDER caught spraypainting “f*** the huns” on Prestwick bus shelters after assaulting a man in the town centre has been ordered pay for the clean-up.

Clarke Boon, previously admitted threatening behaviour on Main Street Prestwick on November 18 2018 – before going on to spray paint the offensive slurs on bus shelters on March 14 last year.

The Crown’s earlier indictment states Boon, who's address is listed in Ayr, caused fear and alarm while acting along with others after shouting, swearing, and uttering offensive remarks – aggravated by religious prejudice.

Boon and another name on the indictment punched a man on the head rendering them unconscious – to his severe injury and impairment.

When he appeared in court last week after a previous community payback order [Thursday, July 28] the fiscal depute said: “Police were on patrol at 12.30am on March 14. At a bus shelter in Prestwick they observed accused spraypainting.He walked away on seeing police.

“He was stopped while still in possession of the spraypaint.”

The court heard he admitted to officers he had been “stupid and should have known better”.

When questioned on the nature of the graffiti by Sheriff Mhairi Mactaggart – with the prosecutor’s complaint stating the offence was aggravated by religious prejudice – the fiscal depute told the court the wording stated “FTH – F*** the Huns”.

The complaint states this offence was committed while out on bail – granted on October 9, 2019 at Ayr Sheriff Court.

Boon’s defence solicitor told the court despite this recent offence he “seems to be doing well and has nothing else in the pipline”.

He added: “I think Mr Boon has learned his lesson –he just wants to get his head down.”

Boon was ordered to pay £270 in total which will include £80 compensation payment towards cleaning the panes.