A DRUNKEN teenager hurled racist abuse at a member of staff at a Helensburgh takeaway – and accused him of being a terrorist.

The 16-year-old girl called the shop worker a “P**i b******” in the late-night tirade at Flamingo's in East Princes Street last July.

Dumbarton Sheriff Court heard on Friday that the girl – who cannot be named for legal reasons – had turned to alcohol after the death of a close family member a month earlier.

Fiscal depute Craig Wainwright told the court: “Staff were in the process of closing the takeaway. A number of youths entered and began shouting and swearing.

“The accused shouted towards one staff member, calling him a P**i b****** and a terrorist.

“She was escorted out by staff and police were contacted and arrived almost immediately.

“The accused was put under arrest and handcuffed, but she shouted at police 'I hope youse both die in your sleep, you c***s, and 'I'll f****** kill youse c***s'.

“Her aggressive behaviour continued en route to Clydebank police office when she shouted and swore and made other threats to officers during the journey.

“At the charge bar of Clydebank police office she attempted to kick one of the officers.”

The girl, who lives in Dumbarton, admitted charges of acting in a racially-aggravated manner towards a staff member at the takeaway on July 16, 2017.

She also pleaded guilty to shouting, swearing, acting aggressively, uttering grossly offensive remarks and threatening violence towards police at the scene, at Clydebank police office and on the journey between Helensburgh and Clydebank.

Two further charges, of attempting to bite one police officer and trying to kick another, were also admitted.

Lauren Kerr, defending, said her client had never previously come to the attention of the police or the Children's Panel.

Ms Kerr said: “She had a particularly distressing year. She is not someone who regularly consumes alcohol. This was the first time she had consumed that level of alcohol.

“She is very embarrassed by her conduct and the effect it has had on her family. She hasn't consumed any alcohol since this incident.”

Sheriff William Gallacher, however, pointed out that the girl was not entitled to drink in view of her age, and that abstaining since the incident was “not really a gold star”.

Sheriff Gallacher told the girl: “Your behaviour towards those involved was among the worst I have heard in court.

“The fact you are 16 and were so disinhibited that you behaved in this way is really shocking.

“I appreciate your life has had serious difficulties but that doesn't excuse your behaviour.

“Were you more mature, these are exactly the sort of offences that would result in you being sent to prison.”

Placing the teenager under social work supervision, Sheriff Gallacher told her to come back to court in early July for a review.

He added: “I want to know that supervision is having some effect. And I don't expect to see you between now and then at all.”