A MAN shouted racial abuse at a woman in a supermarket after her baby began crying.

Archibald Murray, 45, appeared in the dock at Glasgow Sheriff Court for sentencing.

He admitted that he did act in a racially aggravated manner towards the woman.

He plead guilty to repeatedly shouting, swearing and uttering racially offensive remarks at her.

The incident happened at Tesco Express on Dumbarton Road on November 7.

The Procurator Fiscal depute told the court that the woman was shopping with her 20 month old daughter in the supermarket at around 6.30pm.

The child started to cry and Archibald said: “Get that f*****g baby to shut up.”

The woman realised the man was under the influence of alcohol.

Archibald, however, apologised but another female customer asked the woman if she was okay and needed assistance to leave the store.

Archibald overheard this and asked why the woman was getting involved.

His victim tried to calm the situation saying she respected him coming to apologise and that things should be left like that.

Archibald, however, replied: “Ah, there she is with her representation.” The woman responded: “I do not need representation, I am a criminal solicitor.”

Security arrived and took Archibald out the store. Outside he shouted: “You f*****g P**i. You are a guest in my country.”

The woman asked him what he just said and he repeated: “You f*****g P**i You are a guest in my country, this is my country.”

The woman was escorted to her car and police were contacted.

When police spoke to Archibald, he said: “I am deeply sorry and ashamed of my behaviour on this woman and her child.”

Sentencing Sheriff Brian Cameron explained that this was Archibald’s eighth conviction for crime including racial prejudice.

Sentence was deferred until March, 8 but Archibald, of Crathie Drive, Partick, was urged to engage in a training course in diversity and equality with the social work department before his next court date.