A MAN was arrested by police in Helensburgh for alleged racial and sectarian abuse of takeaway staff in the town centre - while he was out on bail.

The 29-year-old, from the isle of Lewis, reportedly hurled the racially abusive and sectarian language at two men in a food premises on West Princes Street at around 9.15pm on Saturday, November 16.

Police traced the suspect nearby and arrested him after an alternative vehicle was requested due to his alleged violent conduct towards officers.

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The man was held in custody and charged with alleged racial and sectarian offences, resisting arrest and damaging a police vehicle, all while on bail for other offences.