AN ALLOA man who punched a pub customer in a racist attack has been jailed.

Barry Wylie, 35, of Dunvegan Court, appeared for sentencing at Alloa Sheriff Court last Thursday, January 12.

He admitted that on September 21, at Drysdale’s Bar, Drysdale Street, he assaulted a man, by punching him to the face and grabbing him around the neck in a racially-aggravated offence.

Depute fiscal Rachel Wallace said the victim had been sitting at the bar when Wylie began speaking to him.

Wylie then became hostile and punched the man to the face before putting him in a headlock.

Wylie had been making racist comments before the assault, including calling the man a “Paki c***”.

Defence solicitor Brian Black said his client was so drunk he had “little to no recollection of events until told by the police.”

Sheriff Neil Bowie said: “This was a totally unprovoked attack on a man who was simply having a drink at a bar.

“The reality is that have numerous convictions and had been put on a community payback order one week before this offence.”

He jailed Wylie for 160 days.