A RACIST thug who smashed a beer bottle off a good samaritan’s face when he tried to stop his tirade of abuse was jailed yesterday for 44 months.

Scott Ramsey, 31, pounced on Hugh Barr, 50, while on a train near Glasgow’s Partick last May.

Ramsey said an anti-Islamic slur before demanding passenger Natasha Singh, 29, speak English.

He then said he would break her “p*** nose” before being told “that’s enough” by Mr Barr.

Ramsey then smacked the glass bottle against Mr Barr’s jaw which displaced five of his teeth and made him lose feeling in the nerve.

Ramsey pleaded guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to the assault to Mr Barr’s severe injury and permanent impairment.

He also admitted acting in a racially aggravated manner towards Miss Singh.

Sheriff Martin Jones QC said: “It was accepted that this was a very serious case and you have a very serious record with analogous convictions.”

Sheriff Jones also ordered Ramsey to be under supervision for 12 months after his release from prison.

An earlier hearing was told Ramsey said “Inshallah” towards Miss Singh as she boarded at Partick station.

She ignored him and Ramsey responded: “She probably doesn’t speak English,” before Miss Singh replied that she could.

Ramsey said: “Look at you, you are snobby, I’m going to kick your head in and break your p*** nose.”

Mr Barr, who was also on board, stood up and said “that’s enough” as a friend dragged Ramsey away.

Prosecutor Lauren McRobert said: “Both men exchanged words and Ramsey lifted the bottle and struck it in a punching motion. 

“This connected with Mr Barr’s mouth and jaw which caused him to stumble 

The pair grappled with each other to the ground before being separated.

Mr Barr was later found to have a cut on his upper lip as well as five teeth displaced from the socket.

Miss McRobert added: “His teeth were severed from the nerve and has resulted in no feeling from his upper teeth.”

The court heard Mr Barr will need to have three teeth replaced over the next two years costing him around £6000.

His lawyer told the court that the dad-of-one has spent time in solitary confinement during his remand in custody due to having enemies in prison.