A RACIST who told a hotel manager to “go back to where you belong” has been sent to prison after refusing to give up drinking.

Desmond Bonner spouted racist abuse whilst housed at the Rennie Mackintosh Hotel in Glasgow city centre.

The 49-year-old appeared at Glasgow Sheriff Court on Monday.

He previously pleaded guilty to acting in a racially aggravated manner on the morning of January 30 this year. He admitted shouting, swearing and uttering racist remarks.

The court heard: “The general manager was working within the reception area at 11am.

“The accused made his way into the lobby from his room. He was under the influence of alcohol at the time. He got into an argument with someone working at the desk.

“He seemed to be feeling suicidal and the staff tried to calm him down, but he made his way round arguing with the reception staff.

“The complainer got involved as the manager to try and assist. The accused starting shouting ‘you’re an Asian p**i b*****d and ‘go back to where you belong’.

“Police were called, and they arrived and arrested him. He was cautioned and charged.”

Bonner refused to give up alcohol to be considered for a punishment as an alternative to prison.

His solicitor said: “He has a significant record and an alcohol addiction but says he can’t go forward without drinking alcohol.”

The sheriff told Bonner: “In the social work report it states that you said, ‘there is no way I’ll give up drinking alcohol’.

“Taking this into account, along with the seriousness of the offence, I consider prison to be the only appropriate sentence.”

Bonner was jailed for 80 days, which was backdated to the day he was remanded in custody.