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 A charge that he racially abused a Sikh officer was also withdrawn.
21 September 2002