Scottish reggae artist FINLEY QUAYE has been ordered to carry out 225 hours of unpaid work for a “racially aggravated assault” on a woman in Edinburgh.
QUAYE, who was also given a supervision order for 18 months, had earlier admitted spitting on a woman's face and punching her last October.
As reported by BBC News the singer’s lawyer said at Edinburgh Sheriff Court he had been “quite shocked” by what he had done to the woman and was “deeply ashamed”.
On the day of the incident QUAYE had taken Codeine and been drinking in a pub in Leith Walk.
After being racially abused and chased he claimed that in an intoxicated state he had tried to engage in conversation with a woman. QUAYE claimed she said: “Go back to the hole he had come from”.
At sentencing Sheriff Reith told the singer: “This was a disgraceful and disgusting offence which left the complainer upset and shaken.
“It was really appalling behaviour. You should be, and I am told you are, completely ashamed of your behaviour.”
Earlier this month a warrant was granted for the arrest of QUAYE after he failed to appear for his sentencing.