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Govanhill

Issue No. 1818

QASIM KHAN, a 16 year old, was found guilty last week of five charges including police assault and racial abuse. The verdicts arise from a demonstration in support of the Govanhill pool occupation last year. The sheriff's verdict has shocked campaigners. Qasim had denied all the charges. Sentencing will take place in October. Other recent verdicts include:

  • Sher Khan was acquitted of assaulting police by spraying them with urine. The Children's Panel accepted that his 'super-soaker' contained only water, and he was admonished and dismissed without penalty. A charge that he racially abused a Sikh officer was also withdrawn.

  • Tariq Yusef had the charge that he assaulted a police officer by throttling dropped in exchange for pleading guilty to breach of the peace by shouting and pushing, and he was fined £150.
  • Kashif Khan was acquitted of assaulting police by throwing eggs and fruit in exchange for pleading guilty to breach of the peace by throwing eggs and fruit. He was fined £150.


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Sat 21 Sep 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1818
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